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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (158 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: C. Hope Clark Narrator: Karen Commins Publisher: Bell Bridge Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2012 ISBN:
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A killer wants to make certain she buys the farm.

Threats, a missing boss, a very dead co-worker, a high-level investigation, and a sinister hog farmer: Lowcountry Ag Department manager Carolina Slade is a bean-counting civil servant in hot water.

Carolina Slade is a by-the-book county manager for the Department of Agriculture - a civil servant who coordinates federal loans for farmers in the coastal lowcountry of South Carolina. When one of her clients, a hog farmer named Jessie Rawlings, offers her a bribe, Slade reports Jessie to her superiors. The next thing she knows, she's besieged by Resident Agent-In-Charge Wayne Largo from the Feds' IG Office in Atlanta. He and his partner have come to investigate Slade's accusations, and if possible catch Jessie in the act of handing over money.

However, the IG isn't telling Slade everything. The agents are also investigating the disappearance of Slade's boss the year before in connection to possible land fraud. And when the sting on Jessie goes bad, the case is put on hold and Wayne is called back to Atlanta, leaving Slade to fear not only for her life and job, but for her childrens' safety.

Author C. Hope Clark, the granddaughter of a Mississippi cotton farmer, holds a BS in Agriculture from Clemson University and has 25 years' experience with the US Department of Agriculture. Now an award-winning writer, she manages FundsforWriters.com, a weekly newsletter service she founded that reaches almost 50,000 writers including university professors, professional journalists, and published mystery authors. Writer's Digest has recognized the site in its annual 101 Best Web Sites for Writers for a dozen years. Hope is married to a 30-year veteran of federal law enforcement, a Senior Special Agent, now a private investigator. They live in South Carolina, on the banks of Lake Murray. Hope is hard at work on the next novel in her Carolina Slade Mystery Series. Visit her at www.chopeclark.com.... Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 2/20/2014

    " I'm not a big mystery reader, but I've really enjoyed Lowcountry Bribe. Each page is jam-packed with conflict, and in Carolina Slade, author Clark has a main character who will make you wonder when the next book is coming out. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gretchen McLaughlin | 1/27/2014

    " Hope Clark really inspires me and while I didn't think this was a bad book I just didn't love it. I will say the ending was somewhat of a surprise but I had a hard time keeping up with many of the characters. It is a great summer/beach read and I will read her next book when it comes out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joshua Rigsby | 1/22/2014

    " I think C. Hope Clark gets serious kudos for taking a hum drum government office job and making a thriller out of it. She does a great job with the setting and characters, reminding me of parts of the South I know well. There were a couple sections where the plot dragged or seemed to loop a bit, but the tension and the excitement of the third act made up for it in the end. I wasn't too thrilled with the (SPOILER) two rape scenes. One was more than enough. In all though I was pleasantly entertained. A solid four stars from me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherry | 1/20/2014

    " I fell in love with Slade from the first page, and she continued strong to the last. I read this book in one sitting - couldn't stop, every chapter had me hooked to see where the story was heading next. Hope Slade has another tale to tell someday soon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terry | 1/19/2014

    " Very entertaining. Hooked by the 20% mark. Will read the next in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheila S. | 11/17/2013

    " Excellent mystery in a unique setting "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elaine Andrews | 11/9/2013

    " A fun mystery for me. Takes place in South Carolina, focusing on USDA farm loan activities. Well written, but a bit too much of the helpless female. I'm looking forward to reading other mysteries by this author, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shirley | 11/2/2013

    " When I read the synopsis of this book and saw it was written by a South Carolina author and took place in the low country I knew I would find it appealing. I did. I also learned a lot about the agriculture business as it relates to farmers and the government. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather Spiva | 9/22/2013

    " Excellent writing. Great read. Exciting and very realistic characters. Loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelley | 7/26/2013

    " This was a Kindle freebie that I wholeheartedly admit I downloaded solely because it is set in my fabulous home state of South Carolina! LOL. But, I really enjoyed it. Its not the type of book I typically read but it moved quickly and got me reading again which I had been slack about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 6/18/2013

    " This was interesting since I have a similar (but less exciting) job with the USDA too. Otherwise, typical romance-y mystery. Protagonist had moments of air-headedness I wasn't crazy about. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Veronica Hart | 5/24/2013

    " Great. Couldn't put it down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 4/28/2013

    " This mystery has a surprising protagonist. She is an Agricultural Agent. What starts out to be a minor disagreement with a disgruntled farmer leads into much more serious problems. The story becomes more exciting as it goes and the ending is a surprise. I recommend it as a fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dianne | 4/12/2013

    " A little too exciting for me. I like a book I can put down when I need to, this was a page turner at one point. Good lead character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maggiemae | 1/25/2013

    " Very entertaining. Couldn't put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Ann | 12/24/2012

    " I am a reader, not a writer. I enjoy a good mystery, and this was that, keeps you guessing, and changing your mind about the direction it is taking you. I had to pace myself, as when reading a good story I want it to last! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynn Chandler-willis | 12/21/2012

    " Great read. You know the author has done their job when the reader feels a little sympathy for the bad guy. "

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