"... masterful storytelling..." -- The Denver Post, December 12, 1999
"The Deadline is a masterfully woven mystery, filled with colorful characters." -- PJ Nunn, The Charlotte Austin Review, June 25, 2000
A dying convict’s last request thrusts small-town newspaperman Jefferson Morgan into a deadly maelstrom as he explores a fifty-year-old case of child murder — a wound his town still isn’t ready to scrape open. Under the heaviest deadline of his life, and amid threats from unexpected foes, Morgan must struggle with his own conscience to tell a story no matter the consequences, dig deep into the town’s past, and unveil a killer who’s managed to remain hidden in plain sight for almost 50 years.
Now a true crime bestseller, Ron Franscell began his crime-writing career with crime fiction. THE DEADLINE was his first mystery featuring newspaperman Jefferson Morgan, followed by its sequel, THE OBITUARY.For more great WildBlue Press reads, visit our website at wildbluepress.com