Cheryl Head's 'Wake Me When It's Over' Makes Detroit Center Stage

Wake Me When It’s Over, by Detroit native Cheryl Head, is the second book in the Charlie Mack Motown Mystery series featuring African American private eye, Charlene Mack. In the novel, there is a threat against the 2006 Detroit Auto Show involving terrorism and industrial espionage. Mack and her team of investigators are hired by the Detroit Auto Dealers Association (DADA) to discretely identify and thwart the plot against the world’s largest auto show.
A lot is at stake. DADA’s reputation, the hundreds of millions of dollars the event infuses in the local economy, and then there’s Super Bowl XL which Detroit will host the following month. With only nine days before thousands of journalists converge on Cobo, it seems an impossible task. But Mack, a smart operative in the city’s stew of political leadership, business influencers, and social power brokers, takes on the job convinced by the promise of a $100K contract, and the below-the-radar help of Homeland Security.
The Mack team slowly begins to unravel a twisted plot that runs through several countries and even more bank accounts. But finding out who’s behind the deadly plot only solves half the problem because Charlie is drawn into an intense game of cat-and-mouse to locate dozens of hidden bombs in Cobo Hall before they can be detonated.
Wake Me When It’s Over will be published on May 15, 2018, by Bywater Books. It can be pre-ordered now on


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