by Anthony Benefield

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Anthony wrote his first book in 2013, "Kent Rivers - The Story." Before the book, he spent nearly a lifetime as an investigator.  His favorite years were those spent as the chief of county detectives. He worked the last part of his public career in a special violent offender and sex offender unit for the State of Tennessee, until he retired from public service in 2011.  His latest book, "Crimsoned Corruption" was completed in November of 2015.

Street Cop


Task Force Director

​Chief of Investigations

Bobby Owens was a well known, well respected, and well liked member of the State House of Tennessee. When his wife, Patricia, unwittingly discovers his connections to the Dixie Mafia, her life is changed forever. She decided that it was too dangerous to remain in her home, so she vanished without telling a soul. Her worse fears came true when she realized the magnitude of the far reaching power, and resources of the Dixie Mafia. Patricia reached out for help to Chief Kent Rivers from Chattanooga. Rivers, and his investigators are frustrated when Patricia is kidnapped right from under their noses. Things seem to get worse before they get better for the crime fighters. They learned just how willing, ready, and able the Dixie Mafia bosses were to resort to violence. Patricia Owens found herself alone, and face to face with the worse of the worse, kind of cold blooded, hardened criminals. As she faced certain death, Patricia found an unlikely ally, but would the help be enough to save her life?

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"The Dixie Mafia Plays rough!"

"The Dixie Mafia corrupts a well-known politician. But when his wife becomes missing, it creates a mystery for the cops and pandemonium for the bad guys. - In Crimsoned Corruption."