Sam Blackman, Chief Warrant Officer in the Criminal Investi-gation Detachment of the U.S. military, lost a leg in Iraq and his life is in shambles. Then an ex-marine and fellow amputee named Tikima Robertson walks into his hospital room.
Tikima hints she has an opportunity for Sam to use his investigative skills-if he can stop feeling sorry for himself. But before she can return, Tikima is murdered, her body found floating in the French Broad River.
Sam and Tikima's sister Nakayla must delve into Asheville's rich history, the legacy of the Vanderbilts at the Biltmore estate, and the literary legacy of author Thomas Wolfe to uncover the murderous truth.
Mark de Castrique grew up in the mountains of western North Carolina. He is a veteran of the television and film production industry, and he serves as an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Blackman's Coffin begins a new series.