Waynesville, NC

Approaching his office on Sunday morning, the environmental lawyer and investigator is greeted by the strobing lights of emergency and police vehicles -- and the body of a naked stripper. The police quickly tage Rick for the young woman's murder. Trying to find out for himself what's happening to his life, he soon discovers suspicious links between illegal tree-cutting on National Forest land and a tawdry nightclub. Battling his own alcoholism and powerful political forces, his investigations go into overtime, both to root out the true source of corruption ... and to clear his own name.

New in the 

Rick Ryder

 mystery series




our latest short story onRapidRiverMagazine.com

."Rick Ryder is a busy man, and each job seems to get him in deeper trouble. Wilson's characters and attention to detail give a twisty plot satisfying depth." Alice Sabo, author of White Lies and Unitended Consequences.

" . . . like Robert Parker or John McDonald . . . Wilson captures the environment of North Carolina like James Lee Burke does the delta.   Paul D, reader, on Amazon.


Rick Ryder  novels available from

Book reading

and signing

Killer Weed

Or, ask your local bookseller


October 15

3:00 pm

City Lights

3 East Jackson St. 

Sylva, NC