Final Undertaking

Final Undertaking

Book - 2007
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When Barry Claytons father developed Alzheimers, Barry gave up his career in law enforcement to return to the North Carolina mountain town of Gainesboro and run the familys funeral home. But even a small town in the Appalachians is not immune to crime.
At a summer street dance, Barrys friend Sheriff Tommy Lee Wadkins is gunned down by an old man distraught at the death of his wife. To the dismay of Deputy Reece Hutchins, hospitalized Tommy Lee appoints Barry as the deputy in charge of the investigation. Who was the old man stalking? Why was a young woman who was wounded at the scene traveling with the intended victim?
What at first appears to be a case of a mentally unstable summer tourist quickly develops into a tangled web of deceit stretching from western North Carolina to the Florida coast. Someone is preying upon senior citizens....
Barry realizes Deputy Hutchins is undercutting his investigation, but as potential witnesses and informants begin to die under mysterious circumstances, Barry confronts a conspiracy that runs so deep he no longer knows who to trust. One false step, one betrayal, will make this case Buryin Barrys final undertaking.
Publisher: Scottsdale, Ariz. : Poisoned Pen Press, 2007.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781590582299
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 255 pages ; 23 cm


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Nov 15, 2016

Barry Clayton has returned to the small town of Gainesboro, N.C., to care for his father who is suffering from Alzheimer’s. A summer street dance is interrupted by a man shooting into the crowd who is upset by the recent death of his wife. Sheriff Tommy Lee Wadkins is wounded in the crossfire and asks Barry to lead the investigation into the shooting. The investigation takes Barry to Florida which leads to a trail of illegally obtained drugs. It’s a fast-paced mystery and a moving family story.


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