Pub Date 13 Aug 2013
It’s early summer in Jackson, Wyoming, and former east coast prosecutor and now fishing guide Jake Trent is wading through a mess of political turmoil, introspection, and tragedy. Three seemingly unrelated deaths have occurred in one day—unheard of in the scenic valley of Jackson Hole. A skier perishes in a freak late-season avalanche. A French couple is discovered mutilated on a remote trail in Grand Teton National Park—presumably by a bear. On the river, Jake himself finds the body of a tourist fisherman. Meanwhile, a series of small earthquakes—not to mention a bitter dispute between land developers and a cultish group of environmentalists—has left the townspeople uneasy.
Before long, the plausible explanations for each death dissolve. Could there be a sinister connection behind them? When fresh evidence points to him as a suspect, Jake Trent is put on the defensive. Is someone out to frame him? Can Trent keep his past demons at bay while he tries to discover the truth behind the mysterious deaths? Defying the police, Jake teams up with renegade park ranger Noelle Klimpton to get to the bottom of this series of disturbing events. But what they discover will put all their lives at risk…
--Michael McGarrity, New York Times-bestselling author of Hard Country