Hog Heaven A Novel by Robert L. Van Kirk

Hog Heaven, the most polluted hog farm in Craven County, North Carolina, is under attack by overzealous regulators and local environmentalists. What are the proud owners, Hinky and Dibble Herring to do? Easy. Hire the local police chief to get rid of nosy citizens spying on their operation, create a dietary supplement to help rid their farm of hog-raising byproducts, and court a group of Chinese communist businessmen looking for a terrific investment. Simple enough. 

Then again, maybe not. Private detective Ty Svenson finds himself involved in a murder investigation, the hunt for an embezzler, tracking a minister’s wife who has created a new way to save sinners’ souls, and straightening out his love life that has suddenly taken a severe left turn. 

Ty winds up at an elegant dinner party that is highlighted by a power blackout, fist fights, gun play, secret identities revealed, artwork unveiled, hog testicles stolen, a forest fire, and calls for law enforcement backup. And all of this before the dessert is served.

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