Lynn Hesse is a 2016
nominee for Georgia Author of the Year Award and the 2015 First Place Winner,
Oak Tree Press, Cop Tales for her mystery, "Well of Rage". She
has a law enforcement background and writes her character-driven stories with
an ear for dialogue and an affinity for plot twists set in rich southern
She empowers and adds humor when she can and sheds light on the
gray layers of life that plague us all.
She is a performance artist and
member of Beacon Dance, Atlanta InterPlay SoulPrint Players, and Dancing
Flowers for Peace. Her flower persona is 'The Dandelion'.
Hesse lives in Stone Mountain, Georgia.
At forty, Helen Kendall is divorced, full-figured, and big-haired. She enjoys working at the Pick’n Pay and running the show until sleazy David Hoffman becomes the assistant manager. Helen’s plan to get David fired includes her older sister’s help. Mavis says, “No,” because the last fiasco infuriated her husband and tarnished her reputation at church. Mavis resists until her best friend, Wanda, communicates from the beyond concerned about her godson’s push-animal parties and a drug-related murder.
Unbeknownst to the Kendall sisters, undercover DEA Agent Dewey Blackmon is investigating the drug pipeline running through Forsyth off I-75. Dewey suspects David is laundering drug money through the Pick’n Pay.
These two plots converge when a casket of money and drugs at the Pick’n Pay storeroom makes the body count rise. The loyalty and love between family, friends, and partners in small-town America is threatened when two strangers carrying guns come to Forsyth…
Redmund, a Mobile, Alabama, police recruit is about to mess up her first major
crime scene. Her training officer, J.C. Grey, orders her to give up the
evidence found in the bottom of a well, a high school class ring. She does.
Grey tucks the ring in his pocket. What happened to the bag-it-and-tag-it
Carly is left guarding the crime scene tape as a news van
pulls in and the crew sets up. She overhears the female reporter tell the
cameraman that the bones in the well might be Terence, a missing African
American kid from the '70s, and that heads need to roll at PD, the racist SOBs.
Why hasn’t Carly read about this case?
As she remembers the initials TWW
inscribed on the inside of the ring, Grey walks back and tells the rookie to
keep her mouth shut, and he’ll handle everything, including the report. That
doesn’t make any sense. Rookies handle the grunt work. Grey is hiding more than
the ring. If he doesn’t put the ring in the property room, Carly will be
blamed. She could lose her job. Worse, she could be charged with withholding
Carly is in big trouble. What Carly doesn’t know is that a white supremacist group is involved -- and also mayoral candidate Derrick Grey, Officer Grey’s brother. While dealing with her own personal demons, Carly must learn to survive in a hostile environment, develop friends fast in a new city, and solve a cold-case murder to bring justice to a grieving mother.