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Nature's red in tooth and claw... After an election recount, Karen Mehaffey's triumphant return as the sheriff of Eda County, South Dakota, is marred by the murder of her opponent, Bob "Baby" Bunting. His desecrated body is found in a local park where tensions simmer between park management, homeless squatters, and struggling residents of the adjoining trailer park. Just off a high-profile case in Albuquerque where she'd been on the brink of accepting a new job, Karen wonders how much she wants to come home after all. For her uncle-detective, Marek Okerlund, the case means revisiting his family's grinding poverty in a ramshackle house that was never a home. Where survival of the fittest is a way of life, will Karen and Marek come out on top... or will the killer ruthlessly destroy their homecoming? DEAD POOR is a character-driven police procedural. Seventh in series. Word Count: 90,000. Occasional profanity. Minimal gore.
About the Author
M.K. Coker grew up on a river bluff in southeastern South Dakota. Part of the Dakota diaspora, the author has lived in half a dozen states, but returns to the prairie at every opportunity.