Mangrove Madness: Who are You?

How do you find the family of a girl raised in foster care whose early records have disappeared into a black hole?

The body of a PI found in the Everglades, a stolen car, an illegal children’s group home, kidnapping in the Miccosukee village—are they all related? Erie tries to find the birth parents of a young woman whose life traces back to a group home shut down for child trafficking.

Ernestine “Ernie” Pratt, an almost thirty, independent, computer geek turned PI lives with her mother Jessica on an island in Florida. She tries to connect the dots and find the answers with the help of Sherriff’s Deputy Jeremy Thorpe and a cast of unruly characters.

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5.0 out of 5 starsBy Julie Ward, August 19, 2020
This book goes deep into the world of human trafficking. Ernie Pratt, the main character keeps the subject from being too heavy. From start to finish I was on the edge of my seat.

5.0 out of 5 stars Great fast moving light mystery will lift your spirits
by A. McKinney, August 11, 2020
A witty, humorous, and quirky light mystery. A young female protagonist tries a new career as a private detective taking you across Southwest Florida from the fishing villages off the Gulf shore, through Fort Myers, the Everglades, Miami, and back. She deals with contemporary problems of human trafficking, drugs, auto fraud, murder, and finding birth parents. Woven in is a romance and friendships in the Miccosukee tribe of Florida. A very enjoyable fast easy read.

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About the Author, J.C. Ferguson (aka) Judy Loose