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Carl T. Smith

Born: 1937 in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Smith was born in Chicago and lived there for the first two years of his life.

Biography: N/A

  • ''Nothin' Left to Lose'' - Top Ten Books by South Carolina Authors in 1999 ''Lowcountry Boil'' - Suspense Award, International Assoc. of Independant Publishers

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Carl T. Smith on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  Louisiana burn :
ISBN: 9781937860585 OCLC: 784884342

River Oaks Pub., Minneapolis : 2006.

Enigmatic Sam Larkin, a former environmental law-enforcement officer, ex-con, ex-teacher and artist is no stranger to violence. But now, after being called--under false pretenses--by Karen Chaney, a federal officer and Larkin's sometimes lover, to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, he finds himself torn from the serenity of his lowcountry home, which he has created to put the past behind him and thrust into a mission of retribution. In this explosive novel, Chaney and her Special Agent in Charge, Neil Dougherty are assigned to do a background investigation of former Louisiana Federal Judge and now Unit.

Louisiana burn :
ISBN: 1579660665 OCLC: 65197857

"Sam Larkin is drawn into an investigation of the judge who unjustly sent him to prison twelve years ago, propelling him on a difficult and increasingly dangerous quest for justice and personal retribution. A man with a cause wars against corruption and greed at the highest levels of politics"--Provided by publisher.

Lowcountry boil :
ISBN: 1579660657 OCLC: 61663293

River City Pub., Montgomery, Ala. : ©2005, 2003.

Nothin' left to lose /
ISBN: 1887714472 OCLC: 41278459

Summerhouse Press, Columbia, S.C. : 1999.

John Ryan Stone, a country singer and songwriter, gets his big break in 1968, but quickly gets caught in a web of shady deals and underworld ties.

  Nothin' Left to Lose.
ISBN: 9781938564857 OCLC: 798536241

River Oaks Publishing, Minneapolis : 2012.

John Ryan Stone, ex-army officer, ex-teacher, ex-husband and wannabe songwriter has been pushing his music for three years with no success. Down and out, his luck changes when he is invited to audition his songs for Don Hendrickson, one ofNashville's top producers. Although he is a reluctant performer, the raw earthiness of his voice and his sensual lyrics suggest a new direction in country music. Stone is suddenly catapulted into a whirlwind of cutting demos and making career plans that he has little say in. Soon he is flying toNew Yorkto sign a contract with Trayhorn International, a recordi.