The Surest Poison
Author: Chester D. Campbell
Published: April 11, 2009 by Night Shadows Press
Series Name: Sid Chance Mysteries
Category: PI Mystery
Main Character: Sid Chancne, Jaz LeMieux
When the state and outraged neighbors come after a small company over a toxic chemical spill, Nashville PI Sid Chance is hired to find who is responsible. The pollution occurred before the current owner bought the property. A former Green Beret in Vietnam, National Park ranger, and small town police chief, Sid quickly finds all his leads point to dead ends. A night-time explosion behind his associate's house, threats, and three possibly-connected murders turn up the heat. Sid finds a task that looked routine has turned deadly. As the tension mounts, he encounters the unsavory people responsible for malicious accusations of bribery that brought his police career to an untimely end.