This is the summary blurb that might appear on a book jacket. I am sure it will be updated and improved as the novel takes shape.
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Foxx Hunt, a travel (for profit) and investigative (for fun) writer, and aviation enthusiast, has been set on the trail of a mystery that, if solved, will make a great story. A pilot and his airplane have disappeared “without a trace” on a flight from Middle Tennessee enroute to Memphis. After looking at the evidence and talking to everyone who knew the pilot, Foxx, using his own airplane with its special equipment, begins to develop a theory, and he knows just the people to help him solve the mystery.
At the same time, Foxx’s friend McDougal has been asked to come to the same Tennessee area to help with a former Marine’s estate planning. The only challenge is that there are several parties that want the land for different reasons, including a possible stash of Spanish gold, mineral rights, residential development, and as a conservation area. The property owner has no heirs that he is aware of and does not want this pristine area developed or converted into rock quarry. McDougal will soon relearn the old adage, “No good deed goes unpunished.”
While Foxx and McDougal coordinate their travel to be in the area at the same time, neither one will anticipate that the individual threads of their respective investigations are intricately woven into a web of deceit, fraud, and murder.