Meet the Main Characters
Jesse's a single,
out-spoken go-getter. As a teenager she was a constant
source of concern to her parents, but incredibly
attractive to strapping young men. She was self-assured
and foolishly confident. She smoked, drank and ran with
the wild bunch.
Her life as a young adult altered considerably when she left home
and moved into a
small apartment. She worked mediocre jobs, dated forgettable
men, and suffered from self-doubt and insecurity. She lost
faith in relationships and ultimately in herself.
Desperately needing to reevaluate her
life, she packed up and left the big-city-suburbs for
quiet seclusion in the beautiful mountains of Virginia—with
It was a decision that would change her completely.
When she takes a job as a secretary to private investigator, Billy
Blackhawk, she's tested to her limits, physically,
spiritually and emotionally. On a rollercoaster ride of
discovery, however naive and hopelessly suburban, Jesse
finds her true calling. The snooping business turns out
to be her forte.
Billy is the oldest son of Chief Standing Deer (Sam) and Sarah
Blackhawk. His tall, muscular frame, his long, black hair
and tanned, olive skin, his compassionate heart,
fierce independence and devotion to his family exemplify the American Indian.
Living nearby are his spiritual, intensely loyal,
parents, brothers and sisters.
But Billy is divorced and alone, running his detective agency like
he runs his life—unconstrained by convention.
Enter Jesse Watson, a sensitive, yet determined woman who is
looking for a real life. Together, the two of them
encounter a series of murders that rock their world and lead to entanglements that test
both their strength and will.
Cole is a tantalizingly handsome Greene County deputy
with captivating blue eyes—and he's crazy for Jesse. It
doesn't take him long to realize he has his hands full.
Although Cole and Billy Blackhawk have been best friends since
childhood, they've brawled over a woman before. Now,
they're caught up in a series of murders and
tangled relationships that tax not only their manly
strength, their raw courage and their investigative wit,
but also their ability to withstand the greatest
challenge of all—who is going to win Jesse's heart?
Jesse's mother is her
emotional support and is always there for her. However,
Minnie goes through a few changes of her own, too, when
she moves to the mountains. Is there something in the
Just a few of the other
main characters you will encounter: Claire Benson
(Jesse's sister), Jack Watson (Jesse's brother), Sheriff
Wake Hudson (Greene County), Captain Waverly
(Charlottesville Police Dept.), The Blackhawks: Chief
Sam and Sarah Blackhawk, Jonathan, Daniel, Robert,
Jenny, Beth, and their significant others (including
And, of course, the family
pets—Athena, Thor, and Spice Cat.