THE FOURTH PARTNER
Presumably consumed by alligators after a boating accident, Billy Howell’s body was never found. Twenty-five years later his bones are discovered in a shallow grave on Saint Simons Island.
Leroy’s cold case investigation seems to be going nowhere…then people begin to die…very important people.
Detective Meriwether has a ‘high class problem’; too many suspects who wanted the likeable and gregarious Billy Howell dead…his wife, his teenage son, his bookie, his clients and the shadowy ringleaders of a drug-smuggling operation.
A Georgia native, Rodney’s business career included a variety of senior management positions and consulting engagements in companies and industries ranging from startups to Fortune 50 firms.
A graduate of the Grady College of Journalism at the University of Georgia, in 2005 Rodney authored Leading Your Business to the Next Level…the Six Core Disciplines of Sustained Profitable Growth, a hands-on guide for companies navigating the perils and pitfalls of a high growth environment.
An avid student of history and political junky, Rodney combined those interests with his lifelong desire to write a novel. His first, Powers Not Delegated, was published in 2012.
Rodney’s second novel, The Xerces Factor, launched in 2015. He meshes his knowledge of history and current events to pen a relevant and plausible tale of intrigue inside the Beltway.
Published in Spring 2016, Murcheson County, a sweeping saga of four families in antebellum Georgia, spans sixty years during our country’s most turbulent times.
And, The Fourth Partner, a murder mystery set on the Georgia coast, launched in September 2016.
His short story, Granny Mae’s Journey appeared in Crimson Cloak Publishing’s Steps in Time anthology.
Projects currently underway include: By the People, For the People, sequel to Powers Not Delegated; Macon–The Novel, a murder mystery set in the racially-charged sixties; tentatively titled Ms. Smythe Goes to Washington, a political thriller chronicling the exploits of a feisty and irreverent congresswoman and her brother, a CIA operative.
Rodney lives in Hendersonville, North Carolina. His passions include hiking, woodworking, history, R&B guitar and, of course, University of Georgia football.