A beautiful journalism student is abducted by a man with unusual and frightening expectations. While searching for her missing student, Red Solaris must contend with a university committee quarreling over the rights of the victims and those accused in sexual assault cases. And, in the midst of all this, a journalism professor brings a gun to school and shoots a colleague. Will Red’s ambition to become dean be destroyed by scandal around her? Will she and Detective Joe Morgan ever acknowledge their true feelings for each other?
About The Author
After Bennington College, I worked at McCall’s Magazine and then went to Ogilvy&Mather, New York during the “Mad Men “ era. David Ogilvy and his colleagues treated me wonderfully, promoted me several times and then sent me west to become head of their agency in Los Angeles. I had a splendid run in advertising.
In 1983, I joined the University of Nevada Reno as a full professor in Journalism where I taught until 2009. I learned about campus politics when I served as chair of the faculty senate. I retired to write mysteries in 2009 after a wonderful teaching career.
I live with my husband of 34 years in a ranch house with a view of tall trees and mountains. We have four children and eight grandchildren. Life is good.
Second in the captivating Red Solaris cozy mystery series, this novel is set at a small-town university in Northern Nevada. Red Solaris, interim dean of the Journalism School, has diligently and fervently worked to restore peace and equilibrium following the late dean's murder. Now she is one of three finalists for the permanent position of Dean. At the same time, one of the students inexplicably disappears after several encounters with a stalker.
Bourne Morris eloquently elaborates her characters, bringing them and the gorgeous scenic locale to vibrant life. This is a mystery series deserving of a wide and expansive readership.