About The Hunting GroundA mild mid-winter day draws Chicago newspaper columnist Deuce Mora to a South Side nature preserve where she plans a simple outing to get some fresh air and exercise. But a shocking discovery hurls her into a personal and professional train wreck.
Someone is kidnapping and murdering the city’s children. As the body count rises and the threat creeps in on Deuce, she finds herself in a quagmire of international intrigue.
Nobody seems willing to help her uncover the conspiracy behind the horror. The police won’t act or even talk about the crimes. Neither will the mayor, or the medical examiner, or the Department of Children and Family Services. The very people who should be at the forefront of protecting children seem intent on helping the killers.
It is a deadly dilemma in which the government of the United States could be Deuce’s worst enemy.
About Jean Heller
In addition to writing and publishing The Hunting Ground and The Someday File (Deuce Mora #1), Heller is the author of the stand-alone thrillers Handyman and Maximum Impact; both novels were published by Macmillan/Forge.
Previously, Heller served as an investigative and projects reporter and editor for The Associated Press in New York City and Washington, D.C., The Cox Newspapers and New York Newsday in Washington, D.C., and the St. Petersburg Times in Washington, D.C. and Florida. She has won multiple awards, including the Worth Bingham Prize and the Polk Award. Heller is an eight-time Pulitzer Prize nominee.
Heller currently lives in Chicago and is available for interviews. Visit her on the web at JeanHellerBooks.com.