Gateway professor publishes fourth book
Published on Sep 27, 2019
Rock Neelly, professor of literature, film, and communications at Gateway Community & Technical College, publishes his fourth book, River of Tears.
The Gateway Bookstore will be hosting a book release and author signing at all three campuses:
- 30, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Gateway’s Urban Metro Campus, TIE Building
- 1, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Gateway’s Boone Campus
- 2, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Gateway’s Edgewood Campus
In the latest thriller from Rock Neelly, author of The Purple Heart Detective Agency, The Prince of the Border, and The Babylon Blues, readers ride shotgun through the Queen City in police patrol cars, searching recently vacated safe rooms, questioning sorrowful family members, grilling drug lords, looking for anonymous white vans and dark motives. Each detective is tough on her own, combining to make a ferocious duo, but will that be enough...and in time.
A young black girl disappears from Cincinnati’s West End. No witnesses, no leads. Two days later, a white girl the same age is snatched from Hyde Park Square. Cincinnati’s mayor receives a letter brutally stating: “Find the black girl and we’ll return the white girl.”
The fuse lit, two female detectives race to uncover the kidnappers. Hope dwindles as time accumulates, and passes, without resolution. Cincinnati PD and the FBI form an uneasy alliance while battling the city’s racial stereotypes and stigmas.