Attica Locke, author of Black Water Rising, on tour May 2010

Posted By on March 23, 2010

About Black Water Rising

Jay Porter has long since made peace with not living the American Dream. He runs his fledgling law practice out of a dingy Houston strip mall—where his most promising client is a low-rent call girl—and he’s determined to leave the sins of his past buried: the guns, the FBI file, the trial that nearly destroyed him. That is, until the night he saves a woman from drowning and inadvertently opens a Pandora’s box. Her secrets reach into the upper echelons of Houston’s corporate power brokers and ensnare Jay in a murder investigation that could cost him his practice, his family . . . even his life.

Black Water Rising is a brilliant debut thriller that marks the arrival of an electrifying new talent.

Browse inside Black Water Rising.

About Attica Locke

Attica Locke is a writer who has worked in both film and television. A graduate of Northwestern University, she has written movie scripts for Paramount, Warner Bros., Disney, Twentieth Century Fox, and Jerry Bruckheimer films, as well as television pilots for HBO, Dreamworks, and Silver Pictures. She was a fellow at the Sundance Institute’s Feature Filmmaker’s Lab and is currently at work on an HBO miniseries about the civil rights movement, based on the writings of historian Taylor Branch. A native of Houston, Texas, Attica lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter.

Visit Attica Locke at her website,


Attica Locke’s  TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS

Tuesday, May 4th:  Book Reviews by Bookluvr81

Monday, May 10th:  Take Me Away

Tuesday, May 11th:  Rundpinne

Wednesday, May 12th:  nomadreader

Thursday, May 13th:  Wordsmithonia

Tuesday, May 18th:  Life in the Thumb

Wednesday, May 19th:  Helen’s Book Blog

Thursday, May 20th:  Drey’s Library

Wednesday, May 26th:  My Two Blessings

Monday, May 31st:  Regular Rumination

Saturday, June 5th:  Bloggin’ ‘Bout Books

Date TBD: Apooo Book Club


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