In the fast-paced, mystical SPANISH MOSS, a fifteen-year-old Minnesota boy, Calvin, escapes an abusive father and hitchhikes through the South until, in attempt to flee a sexual predator, he causes a car crash that lands him in a Louisiana swamp. Rescued by a Cajun family, he becomes part of their small clan. On his eighteenth birthday, he repays their kindness by heading to New Orleans to hunt down the never-found killer who murdered their matriarch, becoming enmeshed in a complex mystery that leads Calvin-now known as Vin-through the barrooms, newsrooms, back alleys and police stations of The Big Easy as the drama barrels forward to a breathtaking conclusion.
In FURTHER, which takes place six years after Vin crashed through the guardrail that led him to the Robineux family, Vin has settled into both New Orleans and adulthood, supporting himself by tracking down criminals, particularly pedophiles. As his reputation grows through the underground network, he receives a request that takes him back to his roots: Kids have gone missing in Minnesota and a vigilante tribe attempting to find them needs his help. As Vin works to break up a ring of predators, he must face the darkness of his own past if he is to help the children find a future
Eddy Cook has lived a life that rivals the characters that he writes about. Raised in the Northwoods of Minnesota, he escaped as a
young man by covering forty-three states, along with trips over the borders of Mexico and Canada by boxcar, eventually working as a
carny traveling with eight different shows over twelve seasons. Eddy now lives in Ft. Collins, Colorado. "Whenever I tell a story, I want the
reader to be swept away, intrigued. To feel the exhilaration that the protagonist does, to be able to smell and taste the darkness."