Author donates to Haiti relief

Posted January 25, 2010 12:40 p.m. EST

— A Raleigh-raised author is donating a portion of the proceeds from her latest novel to the relief effort in Haiti.

Adele Lassiter's "Burden of Proof," a thriller about a biological attack and cover-up in the U.S., is on sale at Raleigh's Quail Ridge Books & Music, at 3522 Wade Ave., and other local stores.

Lassiter pledged to give $1 from the sale of each copy to the American Red Cross to be used for recovery and rebuilding in Haiti after the Jan. 12 earthquake. She hopes to raise $1,000.