Graveyard Bay by Thomas Kies
“Journalism may be changing, but investigative reporters like Geneva Chase will always find the truth. Graveyard Bay is a tense, razor-sharp hunt for some genuinely terrifying criminals, set in a vivid and believable New England winter."
—Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author
…when it comes to gritty real-life plots, believable characters, and on-point descriptions of both people and place Thomas Kies can't be beat.”
—The New York Journal of Books
The nude bodies of a corrupt judge and a Jane Doe are found under the icy, black waters at Groward Bay Marina, chained to the prongs of a mammoth fork lift. A videotape points to Merlin Finn, a ruthless gang leader with a proclivity for bondage and S&M who had recently broken out of prison. In the videotape.
With the newspaper she works for about to be sold and her job in jeopardy, journalist Geneva Chase investigates pill mills, crooked doctors, and a massive money laundering scheme in an attempt to identify the murdered woman and find the killer.
Geneva is clearly hot on the killer's trail, but when she is kidnapped and held at the mercy of the criminals she hoped to stop, it looks like her chance to uncover the darkness that has seeped through her hometown may be lost forever.
Author of the Geneva Chase Mystery Series, Thomas Kies lives and writes on a barrier island on the coast of North Carolina with his wife, Cindy, and Lilly, their shih-tzu. He has had a long career working for newspapers and magazines, primarily in New England and New York.