Wednesday, August 6, 2014
David Burnsworth will be signing his book “Southern Heat” from 1 to 3 p.m. at Clock Tower Books,105 Screven St., Georgetown.
Gunshots echo down an antebellum Charleston alley. Brack Pelton, an ex-race car driver and Afghanistan War veteran, witnesses the murder of his hippie uncle, Reggie Sails. Darcy Wells, the pretty Palmetto Pulse reporter, investigates Reggie’s murder and targets Brack.
As an estate attorney rattles off the details of Uncle Reggie’s will, Brack reels from his inheritance: a rundown bar called the Pirate’s Cove, a rotting beach house, and one hundred acres of preserved and valuable wetland along the Ashley River.
Also included is a very large tax bill, enough to warrant liquidation of assets to pay it off. Brack doesn’t care about any of it. He wants his uncle’s killer.
From the sandy beaches of Isle of Palms, through the nineteenth-century mansions lining the historic Battery, to the marshlands surrounding the county, “Southern Heat” is drenched in the humidity of the lowcountry.