Interview with FT Moore, author of Copper Hollow
Copper Hollow is the story of a small mountain town whose families lived off the land for generations. In the 1930’s, Roosevelt’s men forcibly took their land away, in order to use the mountain for an underground communications infrastructure for the war. The families huddled into the mountain hollows, and three generations later, became a permanent “welfare state,” living off food stamps, moonshine sales and meth labs hidden inside old chicken houses.
As the poverty of generations took its toll, the CIA men who lived and worked in those mountains mingled with the population. They hired a private defense contractor, who devised a scheme to use the mountain chicken sheds, and the isolated airport, to run heroin from the poppy fields of Afghanistan. Soon, the people of Copper Hollow find themselves fodder for the greater scheme.
One Defense Intelligence Agent and his FBI partner figure out what’s going on. But is there anything they can do to stop it? How high does the corruption go, and where does the hedge fund meet the military contract?
What genre is it?
Historical context? You make it sound as if you think something like this could actually happen.
Oh wow. We bow to your superior knowledge.
Who else do we need to meet?
Josh Bockenheim is a rich boy turned military contractor. Runs drugs to fund a CIA operation. Heir to his father’s hedge fund.
Ray Plotzky is the Mayor of Copper Hollow. Stumbling across the heroin operation, he gets in Josh Bockenheim’s way.
In no time at all, there’s a rumble.
What kind of readers will it appeal to?
Thrillers like –
Have you written any other books that we should read next?
The Sequel to Copper Hollow: Dawn Fire is coming out next Fall.
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