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The first in a series featuring Gemma Summers, a newly promoted detective with the Roscommon Police Department. In this novella, she is on a rafting trip in the north Georgia mountains when the owner of the diner where she had dinner drops dead on her doorstep. Gemma comes face to face with a merciless river and locals more merciless than it.

MERCILESS is available from Amazon.


“I’ve rafted the Chatooga many times. You’ve done a fantastic job describing the rapids. The mystery is good. I didn’t figure out who did it and that’s unusual for me. Look forward to the second adventure.” ~ Todd Owen, Stone Mountain, Ga.
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Gerrie Ferris Finger is a retired journalist and author. She lives on the coast of south Georgia with her husband, Alan, and standard poodle, Bogey.

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