As the only female Native American officer on the Bryson City, North Carolina police force, Inola Walela, must always play her A game. Allbets are off when during a routine traffic stop the passenger insists her sonhas been kidnapped but is struck by a car before Inola can glean any hardfacts. An altercation ensues and Inola's partner is felled by a bullet-possiblyfrom her gun.
"A Familiar Profile"
Emblazoned across distance and time, The Blind Eye - A Sephardic Journey, frames a sweeping narrative beginning in 1492 with the expulsion of almost all Jews from Spain. As The Inquisition pursues them for 400 years they seek refuge in Portugal, Brazil and beyond. With the historical accuracy of scents, sounds and sights, this First Prize winner links family and cultural ties to a contemporary Cubana with a wicked wit as she learns about her past. Fast and moving.
"HAUNTINGLY BEAUTIFUL STORY"
Inola Walela's final days as a Bryson City police officer take a perilous turn when her Cherokee childhood friend becomes lead suspect in the disappearance of four women. The investigation entangles Inola and her fiancé, Sheriff Steven Hawk, in a web of deceit as they vie for vengeance, meeting danger head-on in the Great Smoky Mountains of western North Carolina.
"Couldn't stop listening!"