Madd Inlet is North Carolina Author Tim Swink’s new book. Hot off the presses, the book is just hitting the bookstores March 7th.
A great ‘Summer Read’, Madd Inlet takes place at Sunset Beach, North Carolina, in 1968-1969, during the turbulent crux of the Vietnam war.
Tim Swink has an emotional long-term connection with Sunset Beach and with Bird Island, and this is the novel he was destined to write.
Tim Swink is “a very good storyteller… and that’s rare!” —Chuck Adams, former Executive Editor at Algonquin Books
In 1969, during the crux of the Vietnam war, Jack Tagger is on the run. As the war in Southeast Asia rages on, he has made the moral decision to resist the draft.
In his effort to avoid the authorities and the war, he seeks refuge on a desolate coastal barrier island where unbeknownst to him, while avoiding one war, he finds himself unwittingly caught in the middle of another deadly land-war between two very powerful men at Sunset Beach, North Carolina.
When a native American shaman summons the spirit of an innocent victim of that conflict, Jack is again forced to make a potentially lethal choice between good and evil and he learns that, like Madd Inlet, what runs smooth and meandering on top does not always belie what runs just beneath the surface.
Madd Inlet is perfect for fans of Nicholas Sparks’ Every Breath and Delia Owens’ Where the Crawdads Sing.
About the author:
Tim Swink and his wife, Renee, reside in Greensboro, North Carolina.
After working in the legal profession as an Attorney’s Investigator for over twenty years, Tim has come back home to his first love, writing.
Prior to his legal career, he was the Managing Editor at a small newspaper near Pinehurst, North Carolina.
Tim has worked for USA Today, the Greensboro News and Record, Tarheel Magazine and is currently a contributing writer for O. Henry Magazine.
Tim was voted “Best Local Author“ in the Greensboro News and Record’s 2014 Reader’s Choice Award, runner-up in 2015, and “Best Local Author“ again, in 2016.