Synopses & Reviews
"Mims's solid debut introduces geologist Cleo Cooper, whose find of a huge, previously undiscovered granite deposit in coastal North Carolina can make her rich if she and her drilling crew survive the exploration. A signed contract with the landowner, Gladys Walton, may not be enough for Gladys's greedy son and daughter, who will do anything to get their hands on their mother's property. If Cleo can safeguard Gladys from Gladys's grasping family and a less than honest mining company, Cleo's crew can complete the drilling for core samples and finalize the contract. Life is complicated by the presence of Cleo's ex-husband, Bud, and Nash Finley, a persistent suitor. Both Cleo and Gladys must fight for their lives against a killer who's determined to win. Despite a long, slow finish, readers will want to get to know Cleo better in future installments. Agent: Kimberly Cameron, Kimberly Cameron & Associates." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Discovering a granite deposit of epic proportions is geologist Cleo Cooper’s dream come true. Not only will she be famous for discovering the easternmost deposit in the United States, she’ll also be rich. And so will Gladys Walton, the owner of the rural North Carolina property that sits atop the bounty of valuable rock.
When Gladys goes missing and a murder victim turns up in the well, Cleo works extra hard to keep her test drilling above board and on schedule. But a near-fatal accident convinces Cleo that someone is dead set on killing her, too. With support from a hot fellow geologist, Cleo races against the clock before another body is found and her dreams of fame and fortune are crushed.
"Readers will want to see more of this spunky geologist with a streak of independence and a passion for her profession."—Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine
" A] solid debut."—Publishers Weekly