Dodge Lawson has been around Croaker Neck long enough to see his share of strange things. But lately strange doesn't begin to describe what's been happening in this small fishing village. Sea turtles are turning up in the most unusual places and Dodge wants to know who's behind the eco-pranks. It just might be his friends -- a dying breed of backwater buckaroos struggling to retain their traditions & self-sufficient way of life.
His best friend is a shrimper whose ready smile & gifts with the hoi toide language land him a guest appearance before the state legislature. The there's Digger Davis, a skipper who lost his captain's license over an herbal indiscretion. And Pogy, the town mystic, whose necklace of arrowheads lets him whistle past the Graveyard of the Atlantic.
Dodge is the man in the middle, a dingbatter in love with a beautiful redhead on her own mission: saving the sea turtles. When a Yankee filmmaker down to his last reel shows up in town, the pranks escalate & events spiral out of control.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
"The best fictional take on what's really happening on Carolina's central coast since Margaret Maron's Shooting at Loons. Catch this rowdy ride!"
--Bland Simpson, author of Ghost Ship of Diamond Shoals
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Bill Morris, now living in Beaufort, N.C., has been published ina variety of places including Urban Hiker, Spectator, Our State magazine, and Wildlife in North Carolina.