High Crimes in Carolina is author David G. Wilson’s first novel. After graduating from Virginia Tech with a degree in mechanical engineering, he spent his adult life in Eastern North Carolina. Since retiring from a career in the manufacturing sector, David enjoys deep sea fishing, boating, and uses those activities as inspiration for his novel plots.
Andy McBride marries the girl of his dreams and they both go to work for the Raleigh News-Sentinel. Amanda McBride becomes a too-effective investigative reporter which leads to three deaths. Devastated, Andy leaves the newspaper and accepts a job offer as skipper of a sport fishing yacht, where fishing off the North Carolina coast sets the scene for a fast paced sequence of events involving drug smuggling and murder. Andy’s former college roommate, a retired professional football player and multi-millionaire, uses his extensive resources to resolve the issues but not before seven more die. The story thinly disguises several North Carolina politicians and political issues of the recent past.