Blue Ridge Books will host local author Nathan B. Tracy at 3 p.m. on Nov. 12 as he introduces his new book, Pack Leader Down.
The novel follows a marine insurance adjuster marked for murder by a drug gang as he sails down the west coast of Florida. His boat sails, with him badly wounded, into the everglades. A pack of dogs befriends him, fighting off the drug gang and guiding him through the swamp.
Tracy has owned a home in the Fines Creek area of Haywood County since the early 1980s. He worked as a marine insurance adjuster in Florida for 30 years, handling claims on ships, barges, tugs, fishing vessels and yachts. He now prefers his garden, his tractor, his chain saw and, of course, his word processor.
828.456.6000 or www.blueridgebooksnc.com.