Rick McMahan is a special agent for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The year 2012 marks his twentieth in law enforcement. Rick's work wakes him to counties across central and southeastern Kentucky, including Bell County, the area featured in "Moonshiner's Lament." His myster stories have appeared in various publications, including the Mystery Writers of America anthology Death Do Us Part. He also has a story in the International Association of Crime Writers' forthcoming collection of crime fiction from around the world.