Murder in Caney Fork by Wally Avett
Rape, murder, vigilante justice—trial of the century in a small Eastern North Carolina county seat. Marine war hero Wes Ross has to save his uncle but hide the truth about the killing of Frog Cutshaw, a swaggering bully whose backwoods kingdom is known as Caney Fork.
Sent home after being wounded in a Pacific commando raid, Wes is soon caught in the middle and knows all too well who pulled the trigger on the 12-gauge pumpgun and could go to Death Row.
Inspired by a true story.
Wally Avett is a retired newspaperman living in the extreme Southwestern tip of North Carolina. Also a gardener, outdoorsman, gospel singer, and reluctant handyman.
His column, "Hillbilly Ranger," appears periodically in the weekly Cherokee Scout at Murphy. His four novels are available in local stores as well as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other websites.