Elkmont: The Smoky Mountain Massacre (The Cal Bocock Adventures) (Volume 2) by Joey Ledford
Five campers in a Great Smoky Mountains campground are hacked to death in their sleep. Troubled FBI Special Agent Cal Bocock is pounding double scotches when his office tracks him down in a bar with the terrible news from the national park. An intense investigation leads to an unlikely suspect, but Bocock isn't convinced he has solved the Smoky Mountain Massacre. He learns another mass slaying took place in a rustic hotel within walking distance of the campground 36 years earlier and the similarities between the two cases are haunting. With the help of his young sidekick, "Sassy" Smith, and a mystical Cherokee Indian park ranger, who serves as his guide, Bocock unearths an ancient evil that has possessed the scenic area for more than a century. A classic battle between good and evil ensues, and in Elkmont, evil attacks from within, summoning the hate and prejudice that lurks inside the soul.