Private investigator John McAlister is looking for something different. Something that doesn’t involve the divorce surveillance work he is so good at. But when high-powered society attorney Amanda Baker hires him to find a missing accused crack dealer, John gets more change than he bargained for when he learns that other accused drug criminals have gone missing. John’s search leads him through a world of urban drug dealers, country honkytonks, high society and twisted law enforcement, with a stop at one of Amanda’s divorce trials. Along the way, he learns some things he would rather not know, and narrowly escapes with his life. Set in Memphis and the surrounding Delta, “Bluff Walk” is a page-turning mystery thriller that captures the complexity of Southern society, high and low, and the haunting effects of the past on the present. CHARLES R. CRAWFORD has practiced with one of the oldest and largest law firms in Memphis for over twenty years. Author of several published articles and reviews, this is his first novel. Mr. Crawford is currently at work on the second in the John McAlister Mystery series.