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Randy Pierce book signing

posted May 4, 2016, 1:22 PM by Jeremy Burke

Randy Pierce, author of, The Peter Bay, will be at Bay Books signing his book on Saturday, May 14th from 5:00-7:00

Three years after returning to his hometown of Leakesville, Mississippi, to speak at the funeral of childhood friend Brandon Smallwood, Grant Hicks is again asked home, this time by a retiring judge who says that a man accused of capital murder might be innocent. Grant, now married and a managing partner of his law firm in Atlanta, insists he is a civil litigator and would not know how to handle a criminal case. But when the accused turns out to be his childhood friend Ben Petty, he gets involved. The evidence against Petty, though circumstantial, is convincing, and the Petty legal team (which includes a veteran criminal attorney fighting to stay sober and a retired investigator never without his trademark cowboy hat) concedes they will do well to spare their client from execution. They catch a break when Grant learns that the only witness to the murder (the nice of the victim, a young girl with Down Syndrome) was never interviewed by local law enforcement. But what changes everything is a seemingly unrelated string of murders that the defense investigator is still looking into when the Petty jury announces the verdict. And when wife Jade disappears, Grant realizes too late that a serial killer was in their midst all along and may have struck again. A classic Southern thriller and a worthy sequel to Pain Unforgiven, author Randy Pierce again brings Grant Hicks back to south Mississippi to fight the good fight and, in doing so, learn a lot about himself and the fascinating mix of good and bad people who populate the place he is finally ready to call home.

Randy Pierce grew up and still resides in Greene County, Mississippi. A graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of Mississippi School of Law, he previously served in the state legislature and on the Mississippi Supreme Court. He is now the Director of the Judicial College at Ole Miss. The Peter Bay is his third novel.

For more information about this event or to reserve your copy of, The Peter Bay, contact Bay Books at 228.463.2688