T.K. O'Neill received national recognition from the 2014 National Indie Excellence Awards for Jackpine Savages--hard-boiled detective fiction in the tradition of Ross MacDonald and Robert B. Parker, set on the rugged rth shore of Lake Superior. Carter Brown always wanted to be a private eye. Thanks to an inheritance from a well-to-do uncle and a mail order P.I. diploma, he realized the dream. When word spread of a homegrown P.I. in the backwoods of rthern Minnesota and Carter landed his first case, Brown Investigations was born. Before he could cash his first check for services rendered, Brown found himself locked up on a murder charge, wondering what the hell happened. And that was just the beginning.