Chuck Veal has not heard from his brother in Georgia in over a week and nobody answers the home phone or cell. An employee at the timber mill his brother owns gives him run around answers and the local Sheriff refuses to post a missing person report.
With his gut instincts screaming "trouble," Chuck spills his fears to a female co-worker who unexpectedly offers to help. She wants to go with him to Georgia and lend a hand searching for his brother. Little does Chuck realize, she is ESP sensitive and already knows more than she can tell.
With few clues to go by, Chuck starts following his brother's clues, starting at the old family cemetery and things go downhill from there. His presence creates a head on collision with small town influencers and power brokers that have left a deadly trail of murder, deceit, and mayhem. Everything from the Atlanta drug cartel to the murderess of his Grandfather sixty years earlier, comes into play.
"The Beginning" anchors a full boatload of Whispering Pines books ahead about the Veal family trials and tribulations. It is a fast paced, edge of your seat thriller for all ages. Rated PG.