Lowcountry Bribe by C. Hope Clark

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A killer wants to make certain she buys the farm. Threats, a missing boss, a very dead co-worker, a high-level investigation and a sinister hog farmer: Lowcountry Ag Department manager Carolina Slade is a bean-counting civil servant in hot water. Carolina Slade is a by-the-book county manager for the Department of Agriculture-a civil servant who coordinates federal loans for farmers in the coastal lowcountry of South Carolina. When one of her clients, a hog farmer named Jessie Rawlings, offers her a bribe, Slade reports Jessie to her superiors. The next thing she knows, she's besieged by Resident Agent-In-Charge Wayne Largo from the Feds' IG Office in Atlanta. He and his partner have come to investigate Slade's accusations, and if possible catch Jessie in the act of handing over money. However, the IG isn't telling Slade everything. The agents are also investigating the disappearance of Slade's boss the year before in connection to possible land fraud. And when the sting on Jessie goes bad, the case is put on hold and Wayne is called back to Atlanta, leaving Slade to fear not only for her life and job, but for her childrens' safety. Author C. Hope Clark, the granddaughter of a Mississippi cotton farmer, holds a B.S. in Agriculture from Clemson University and has 25 years' experience with the U. S. Department of Agriculture. Hope is married to a 30-year veteran of federal law enforcement, a Senior Special Agent, now a private investigator. They live in South Carolina, on the banks of Lake Murray. Hope is hard at work on the next novel in her Carolina Slade Mystery Series.

About C. Hope Clark

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Clark is Staff Writer for Midlands Woman Magazine in Columbia, South Carolina. She has composed many manuals, training plans, position descriptions, National awards, and various other Governmental Fiction. Her husband is a Federal agent.
Published January 31, 2012 by Bell Bridge Books. 274 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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It is definitely unexpected when your main characters are a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) County Manager in Charleston County, South Carolina partnering with an Office of Inspector General Senior Special Agent straight from Atlanta.

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In this case, Carolina Slade, a loan manager for the Department of Agriculture, is one of those low profile folks who keep the wheels of commerce turning by helping struggling farmers stay afloat in the depressed economy of rural South Carolina.

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