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Two investigations start at the same time in Swann County, North Carolina, one by the FBI, the other by the sheriff. The feds want to know who stole three Stinger missiles during a helicopter crash. The sheriff wants to know who hanged a black ex-con in a well.

Seb Creek, a sheriff’s detective, gets involved in both investigations and fights through lies, secrets, and murder to find the killer. The trail involves a long-ago axe murder, the ravages of combat, an outdoor gas chamber, a mystery at the bottom of a well, and finally a last killing and an ancient testament.

A Dredging in Swann is a tale that deals powerfully with themes of war, race, justice, and, in the end, with healing.

Sometimes, justice has to wait.

Sometimes, it won’t.

©2020 Tim Garvin (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

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Not a bad first attempt by the author but nothing special. If this is an accurate example of the inhabitants of North Carolina, I am glad I live on the other coast.

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Gripping novel set in NC, by an NC writer

We enjoy mystery novels, and found this one of double interest not only because it’s quite well written, but also because we are familiar with many of the settings. Garvin has an ear for the locals, he knows how they think, how they talk and how they act.

The characters are well developed and authentic. One can identify with them and think “I know folks just like that”. The story is well structured with twists and turns that maintain interest. A highly recommended book.