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- DescriptionIn the latest installment of Peter Bowen's acclaimed mystery series, Gabriel Du Pre investigates a century-old crimeLieutenant John Patchen has come to Montana to persuade Chappie Plaquemines, his former gunnery sergeant in Iraq and the son of Gabriel Du Pre's girlfriend, to accept the Navy Cross. First, however, Du Pre and Patchen must find the wounded marine, who was last seen drinking heavily in the Toussaint Saloon. They locate him soon eugh, disheveled and stinking of stale booze, but a sobering visit to a medicine man's sweat lodge reveals a much greater mystery: the unsolved case of a band of Metis who were last seen fleeing from General Black Jack Pershing's troops in 1910 before disappearing. Strange voices within the sweat lodge speak of a place called Bitter Creek, where the Metis encountered their fate. To find it, Du Pre tracks down the only living survivor of the massacre, a feisty old woman whose memories may t be as trustworthy as they seem. But when Amalie leads Du Pre to Pardoe, an out-of-the-way crossroads rth of Helena, he senses that they are about to uncover long-buried secrets. Discouraged by the US military, their lives threatened by locals whose ancestors may have played a role in the murders, Chappie, Patchen, and Du Pre bravely pursue the truth so that the victims of a terrible injustice might finally rest in peace.
- Author BiographyPeter Bowen (b. 1945) is an author best known for mystery novels set in the modern American West. When he was ten, Bowen's family moved to Bozeman, Montana, where a paper route introduced him to the grizzled old cowboys who frequented a bar called The Oaks. Listening to their stories, some of which stretched back to the 1870s, Bowen found inspiration for his later fiction. Following time at the University of Michigan and the University of Montana, Bowen published his first novel, Yellowstone Kelly, in 1987. After two more novels featuring the real-life Western hero, Bowen published Coyote Wind (1994), which introduced Gabriel Du Pre, a mixed-race lawman living in fictional Toussaint, Montana. Bowen has written fourteen novels in the series, in which Du Pre gets tangled up in everything from cold-blooded murder to the hunt for rare fossils. Bowen continues to live and write in Livingston, Montana.
- Author(s)Peter Bowen
- PublisherOpen Road Media Mystery & Thri
- Date of Publication28/04/2015
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectCrime, Thriller & Adventure
- Series TitleMontana Mysteries Featuring Gabriel Du Pre
- Series Part/Volume Number14
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintOpen Road Media Mystery & Thri
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight304 g
- Width133 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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