When there’s no way back and no way forward, the only option is…
…. one Donnie Knight must decide as his easy life as a guitarist in the Nashville music scene is torn apart. Witnessing a shocking murder, a dying Honduran woman passes him a black opal, a rare precious stone. Her last words illicit a promise from Donnie, impossible to keep.
Keen to know what happened, Donnie becomes frustrated when Police Department’s priorities relegate the murder of an illegal immigrant to the bottom of the pile. Attitudes deteriorate when he goes out on a limb. Worse still, Donnie is threatened by a dangerous Latino Street Gang. Bravado from his gun toting buddies leads Donnie into a deadly confrontation. Left with no choice but to run, Donnie flees Nashville taking a distressed young witness, the consequences of leaving her behind unthinkable.
Donnie journeys further into terror as he drives from one crisis to another, running the gauntlet from danger. His despairing companions show Donnie what bravery means battling brutal ignorance and malice.
A turbo charged road trip racing through fascinating and colourful destinations towards the murder capital of the world, the Black Opal is a brilliant, page turning thriller closing with an incredible climax in the most thrilling of circumstances.