Television crime reporter Grace Gleason doesn't go looking for trouble, but in the news-gathering trade, pursuing the truth can be risky. An Atlanta station hires her to star in its news segment, "Crime and Corruption." Reporting on Metro Atlanta's underbelly thrusts Grace into the murky world of suburban drug wars, a treacherous Mexican cartel and a mysterious theft ring that leaves a trail of chaos. Fighting the silence of powerful people, Grace collaborates with a novice reporter and a veteran radio newsman to seek the real story behind the crimes and the resultant brutal murder of a strip club owner. But when she gets too close to the answers, Grace finds herself the target of a murderer. "The Blue Wall" is the second in the series, The Grace Gleason Files. DONALD REICHARDT taught English and wrote for newspapers before launching a corporate career that culminated as executive director of advertising for the BellSouth Corporation. He left to freelance, writing more than sixty by-lined articles for magazines and business newspapers. JOYCE OSCAR began her career in radio, joined CNN as a video journalist, and was a reporter, anchor and producer at television stations in Georgia and Tennessee. She was a reporter and anchor for top-rated WSB-TV in Atlanta for more than twenty years and received many reporting awards, including four regional Emmy nominations.