A fisherman's murder in Mississippi unwinds the dark truth from Vietnam and exposes unfathomable guilt.
Rex Thompson has not spoken of the felony he committed in Vietnam for over two decades. When his ne'er-do-well sons scuttle a shrimp boat in the Biloxi Bay and drown an immigrant fisherman who had witnessed this crime, Rex is flooded with remorse but remains silent.
His secrets seem to wash away in the muddy tide until the fisherman's daughter, Anh Truong, stumbles upon a wartime journal and confronts Rex with a tale her murdered father never told. As a dragnet encircles his sons, Rex's life of poor choices unravels, and he must decide to continue his charade or seek mercy from those he harmed.
Bycatch is a story soaked with greed and forgiveness while Southern and Vietnamese cultures tangle on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
About the Author
Alexander Blevens is an Air Force veteran and retired orthopaedic surgeon, who lives and writes on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Originally from California and married to a belle from New Orleans, he has developed a keen eye for all things Southern. He enjoys travel, fishing, long walks on the beach, and spinning tales around a campfire.
"With empathy, an eye for detail, and a fascinating cast of characters-not to mention a helluva story-Alexander Blevens has delivered a suspenseful debut novel reaching deep into a community few of us know." -Robert Lindsey, author of the National Bestseller The Falcon and the Snowman: A True Story of Friendship and Espionage
"With Bycatch, Alexander Blevens joins the ranks of outstanding Mississippi writers." -Cecil George Brown, author of D'Leaux, Mississippi-From Moss to Tuckertown