Dadgummit! Why is it that every criminal who runs afoul of Baltimore chief of police Paul Marlowe scampers down south of US 1 and ends up in Lenoir County, North Carolina, where he becomes the problem of Lenoir County district attorney Newt Wildman?
It is 1933, and the South is full of wannabe John Dillingers. The cast of thieves and murderers includes two larcenous bank officers, a beautiful female bank employee, and a German immigrant stooge down on his luck and willing to commit two brazen murders—for the right price, of course.
The chase is on in this eleventh tale of the popular Coastal Plain Mystery Series.