Deadly Dreams of Summer (Harrison Weaver Mystery #7) by Joseph L. S. Terrell
"Crimewriter Harrison Weaver is back in this high-flying, intricately woven mystery as he navigates the rough waters of an unspeakable crime unchartered in the Outer Banks. Joseph L.S. Terrell creates a masterful maze of possibilities in Deadly Dreams of Summer that may prove to be Weaver's worst nightmare."
—Lynn Chandler Willis, award-winning author of the Ava Logan Mystery Series and Shamus Award finalist.
"Deadly Dreams of Summer is a tantalizing mystery involving the murders of young, immigrant women on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Terrell evokes the world of these beach towns and their inhabitants in vivid, colorful prose. As always, he writes with assurance and conviction."
—Philip Cioffari, author of The Bronx Kill and Jesusville
It was supposed to be simple. Outer Banks crime writer Harrison Weaver has been asked to find a young woman who failed to return from a party. But when her fully clothed body washes up on the beach and three other young women disappear, he realizes nothing is simple at all. Can it be human trafficking? Here on the Outer Banks? The deeper Harrison delves into the mystery, the more dangerous the investigation becomes. In his work as a crime writer, Harrison has seen the darker side of human nature, but when an informant is assassinated, it becomes clear that this is like nothing he has come across before. Tentacles of evil spread wider and wider, weaving a deadly web that threatens everyone involved. It's going to take skill--and luck--for Harrison and those close to him to escape death at the hands of those who turn dreams of summer into deadly evil. (#7 in the series).