Ninie Hammon Home Grown: A Novel

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Dope growers think they can silence the newspaper by murdering the editor. They haven't met the editor's daughter.       FACT... In 1989, federal authorities busted what they called the Cornbread Mafia, the largest domestic marijuana growing operation in American history. They confiscated 182 tons of pot with a street value-- in 1989!--of $400 million. Federal marshals arrested 56 men in 5 states...but they all came from one small town in Kentucky. FICTION... Somebody murdered Jim Bingham, shot him dead in front of his own newspaper office in the small town of Brewster, Kentucky, and now his heartbroken daughter must abandon the world of academic journalism for the real world of running the newspaper he left behind.   But Sarabeth Bingham soon discovers that marijuana-growing has corrupted the idyllic small town where she grew up.  The sheriff can't get a marijuana conviction because the county's jury pool is tainted.  Her cousin grows weed and has lost his wife and daughter to the world of drugs.  Sarabeth finds herself falling for a handsome bourbon distillery owner she's convinced is financing his business with dope money. And a ruthless farmer named Bubba Jamison will do anything--absolutely anything--to protect his empire. After 3 children find dope money in an abandoned building and the dope growers kidnap them to get it back, Sarabeth heeds the words on the plaque that has hung above her father's desk for as long as she can remember: "Don't mess with a man who buys ink by the barrel!" In a blazing front-page editorial, Sarabeth declares war on the marijuana-growing industry! Now, the growers have to shut her up. Fast. And dope growers fight dirty.           * * *            Home Grown isn't the true story of the rise and fall of the Cornbread Mafia, not from a historical perspective; thrillers like this are too intricately woven to stick to the facts. But the novel is as real as what actually did happen, a mystery thrillers and suspense story with a female protagonist who grabs the reader and drags him into the action to live it with her. Sarabeth Bingham isn't the stereotypical heroine of sappy contemporary women's fiction. She is flawed, human and real. She has multiple sclerosis and a past filled with the kind of pain that's the mortar for building walls. Home Grown gives crime fiction a heart--and the face of a red-haired woman who didn't set out to be a hero.  *Amazon tags: women's fiction best sellers, based on a true story, small town, organized crime fiction, female protagonist thriller, contemporary bestseller suspense, contemporary bestseller thriller*
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