Hats Off! to NCWN Board President Margaret Dardess, author of the thriller Brutal Silence, who appeared on Who's Talking with D.G. Martin on 97.9 WCHL in Chapel Hill. "A page-turning thriller, Brutal Silence is filled with mystery, intrigue, and family secrets," says Michael Morris, author of Man in the Blue Moon. "With a plot that twists and turns, Margaret Dardess manages to entertain while also shining a spotlight on a growing plague in society: human trafficking." Proceeds from Brutal Silence benefit organizations that work heroically to combat human trafficking.