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Southern Fatality

Southern Fatality

A Jersey Barnes Mystery

Jersey Barnes Mysteries (Volume 1)

T. Lynn Ocean

Minotaur Books

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Jersey Barnes thinks she has retired from a risk-filled career as a private security specialist. A sexy, hard-hitting brunette, she's ready to enjoy her newfound free time and is looking forward to leaving home without a weapon.

But when her boyfriend asks her for a simple favor, she can't turn him down. What should be a routine surveillance job lands Jersey smack-dab in the middle of a high-stakes cover-up, a double kidnapping, and a scheme that may steal millions of dollars from hard-working Americans.

With input from her business partner, Ox (a Lumbee Indian whose savory looks she can't quite ignore), a comedic group of her aging father's poker buddies, a computer hacker named Soup, and a faithful dog, Jersey sets out to prevent what might be the cyber crime of the century

In Southern Fatality, T. Lynn Ocean serves up an action-packed, sun-soaked adventure set in the historic port city of Wilmington, North Carolina.

Advance Praise for Southern Fatality

"Ocean puts the D in dangerous."
---John Hart, author of The King of Lies

"Southern Fatality reads like a string of firecrackers---one bang after another. The action is nonstop and the tone is smart and sassy. Jersey Barnes is a character with moxie, manners, and mental acuity--a protagonist to root for!
---Carolyn Haines, author of Penumbra and Fever Moon

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Chapter 1

The custom-made brace strapped to my left leg made it difficult to navigate the mountain of steps that stretched up to the South Carolina state supreme courthouse, and as I neared the main doors, it occurred to me that I could have...

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Praise for Southern Fatality

"Ocean's tightly woven, fast-moving plot keeps readers entertained right up to the explosive ending." - Publishers Weekly

"A wild, witty, and sexy ride that never lets up." - Karin Gillespie, author of the Bottom Dollar Girl series

"Perfect for a day at the beach." - Kirkus Reviews

"Hours of fun." - The Sun News

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About the author

T. Lynn Ocean

A freelance writer for more than ten years, T. Lynn Ocean has published in magazines nationwide. When not vacuuming pet hair, she enjoys doing absolutely nothing anywhere with a terrific view, eating out, and shooting sporting clays. She is the author of the novels Fool Me Once and Sweet Home Carolina. She lives in Little River, South Carolina.

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