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Uncharted Territory
     

Uncharted Territory

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by Betsy Ashton
 

After the death of her daughter in the first book of the series, Maxine "Mad Max" Davies' new role in life, full-time grandparent raising two grandchildren, takes her into post-Katrina Mississippi, nature's newest wasteland. While she gets used to raising children again, she also learns to live in a region where most of life's conveniences vanished in

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After the death of her daughter in the first book of the series, Maxine "Mad Max" Davies' new role in life, full-time grandparent raising two grandchildren, takes her into post-Katrina Mississippi, nature's newest wasteland. While she gets used to raising children again, she also learns to live in a region where most of life's conveniences vanished in the storm and tidal surge. She must protect her grandchildren as well as help others in this new environment. Along the way, she encounters racism, murder, modern-day slavery and child abuse.

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"Mad Max is at it again--another "uppity woman" who can't leave well enough alone. Just the way I like it."
-Mollie Cox Bryan, Agatha Award Finalist for A Cumberland Creek Mystery Series

"...a genre-bending tale of murder, suspense, chaos, and triumph."
-Michael murphy, author of Goodbye Emily

"Auntie Mame and Miss Marple combine in heroine Mad Max as Ashton takes a genre bending look at the aftermath of Katrina when the storm surge wiped out a lifestyle and left evil behind."

-Fiona Quinn, contributor to Virginia Is For Mysteries and Chaos Is Come Again

"Mad Max Davies sees how the other half lives as she and her family begin a new adventure that takes them far from home and into the darker side of society. A good read with some unexpected twists."

-Kristen Houghton, author of For I Have Sinned: A Cate Harlow Private Investigation

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781633930520
Publisher:
Koehler Studios, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/2015
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
132,390
File size:
914 KB

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Meet the Author

Betsy Ashton is the president of the Virginia Writers Club, where she is responsible for promoting writing and literacy and coordinating an annual writing symposium in Charlottesville, VA. She is a member of two local writers groups, where she conducts writing and publishing workshops. She is a frequent speaker at book clubs, libraries, church groups and service organizations. Her first novel, Mad Max: Unintended Consequences, came out in 2013 and is a frequent choice for book clubs.

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Uncharted Territory 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Murfy More than 1 year ago
Not everyone whose family needs to heal from personal tragedy would take their family to post Katrina Mississippi, but Maxine Davies (Mad Max) isn’t just anyone. She's brave, adventuresome, compassionate and caring, but Uncharted Territory isn't just a feel good story. In the second Mad Max novel, Betsy Ashton takes us on a personal and actual journey of mystery and intrigue with dead bodies galore and secrets hidden in the destruction.  Max's first obligation is to her family, especially ensuring the safety of her grandchildren, but amidst the devastation, she also wants to help those she encounters deal with their struggles. But the locals don’t seem to want her help.  Ignoring the threat to her own safety, Maxine perseveres, because…well, because she’s Mad Max and the good hero she is, doesn’t take no well. She takes on racism, child abuse, modern-day slavery.  The mystery, the intrigue, chaos and struggles to heal unfolds in Ashton’s smooth and delightfully entertaining style. Readers across all genres will love the captivating story and memorable characters in Uncharted Territory, a Mad Max Mystery. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Far too "talky". I have worked through too many cutsey conversations for this to be enjoyable. On to page 100 then I am finished if the tone doesn't change
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I look forward to many more stories written by this author. Thank you for a heartwarming read.