Saturday, April 18, 2015

Deceived: A Sam McClellan Tale - New Release

It has been a long-time coming for this story's release. Based on a lot of true stuff (mixed with fiction), this book tells a scary story of what goes on down at the coast beyond the pretty girls on the beach. I was warned not to write this book over a decade ago. I dare you to read it to see why.

The beach life isn’t sunny for Detective Sam McClellan—not after he just lost his partner in a brutal killing that makes no sense. The truth pulls at him like an undertow as he uncovers an extensive drug trafficking scheme in the idyllic beach resort communities of North Carolina. With the help of sassy sidekick Molly Monroe and tips from some shady characters, Sam finds himself in one dangerous situation after another. Drowning in waves of trouble crashing around him, will Sam be able to save himself and the people he most cares about in time?

Laura S. Wharton has created another delightfully salty mystery that leaves Carolina Beach police detective Sam McClellan tangled in the rigging of lies, cover-ups, and wondering who to trust as he searches for answers in the murder of his partner. In this current-day whodunit that seems all too real for comfort, Wharton has spun a yarn full of nautical detail, drug trafficking, and intrigue that will leave the reader turning pages and rooting for Sam until the satisfying conclusion.”
~ Mary Flinn, award-winning author of The One, Second Time’s a Charm, and Three Gifts

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Thanks, and happy sailing.

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