Two possible killers.
One dead woman.
Who is her murderer?
Who will be next?
STACCATO: Retribution played double-time.
When acclaimed pianist Nicholas Kalman discovers his lover's dead body, he sets out alone to find her killer. During his journey, he meets an unwitting female accomplice who soon becomes determined to help Nicholas wield his retaliation. Following a parallel path for justice, Steven Hawk, the deputy of a sleepy Southern county, is assigned to the case. Pursuing the investigation, Hawk finds himself entangled in a world of vengeance, greed and manipulation.
Performed against the backdrop of the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, STACCATO transports readers to a behind-the-scenes glimpse of professional musicians, the psychological twists and turns of its characters, and in the end, retribution that crashes in a crescendo of notes played at the literary pace of a maestro's staccato.
Deborah J Ledford is the award-winning author of the Inola Walela/Steven Hawk Suspense Series, including: CAUSING CHAOS, CRESCENDO, STACCATO and The Hillerman Sky Award Finalist, and the New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards Finalist, SNARE. Three-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize, her award-winning stories appear in numerous print publications as well as literary and mystery anthologies.
The 2014 Anthony Award Nominee for Best Audio Book, CRESCENDO, by Deborah J Ledford is produced by IOF Productions Ltd. The recording is narrated by TV and film actress Christina Cox (Dexter, NCIS, 24, Elysium, Chronicles of Riddick, Nikki & Nora).
Part Eastern Band Cherokee, she spent her summers growing up in the Great Smoky Mountains region of North Carolina where her novels are set. To find out more about Deborah, please visit her website: DeborahJLedford.com.