Cole Mouzon exists to the outside world as a successful lawyer, loyal son and brother – all unaware of his private turmoil. But, during a visit back home to Charleston, Cole is surprised by a call from the FBI that threatens to bring down the wall and force him to deal with the sharp emotions behind it as he learns that there is more to his childhood nightmares than just dreams. The clue to his past and his ultimate survival rests in a stranger, Cash Calhoun, a man he has never met but has been tied to his entire life. Together, they embark on a hunt to find the truth held in the dark shadows of Cole’s mind and the marshy landscape of the Holy City before a hunter from Cole’s past destroys their newly discovered bond — and their lives.
Steeped in southern drawl and suspense, THE TREES BEYOND THE GRASS, the first in the Cole Mouzon series, is a riveting story about the amazing, but sometimes destructive, power of our minds to protect us from the evils of life, while undermining our ability to discover true happiness.
What people are saying:
Highly emotive and gritty… His descriptions of Charleston are evocative and lyrical… A marvelous debut novel. Lisa B. – Goodreads
There is nothing typical about this thriller… The City of Charleston is as much as a protagonist as the book’s main character, Cole Mouzon. – Elisa Reviews
Look for book two of the Cole Mouzon series, WHEN ASPENS QUAKE, sited in Denver and Atlanta. Coming Spring 2014.
Photo complements of the wonderful photographer – Kathleen Gill – check her work out!