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- DescriptionFor retired marine Drake Green, the war might be over, but a new battle has only just begun. After returning from Vietnam to reclaim his ancestral land in Northern California, Green immediately locks horns with his wealthy neighbor, Armand Stilton III, an unscrupulous hunter who covets Green's land because of the natural gas underneath it. As Green scrambles to save his land from legal schemes launched by his money-hungry neighbor, his girlfriend's outlaw brother-in-law jumps in, fueling the conflict to a scorching climax. Dead Duck is a compelling read, pitting Green, a heroic loner, against Stilton, an all powerful enemy whose limitless resources and ruthless greed clash at every level with all Green cherishes. Written in the spirit of Carl Hiaasen, Elmore Leonard, and Les Standiford, Dead Duck is a nstop thriller sure to appeal to outdoors people and fans of thriller mysteries.
- Author BiographyMel McKinney is a former trial attorney, lifelong outdoorsman, fly fisherman and duck hunter. He wrote Dead Duck as a response to the Enron debacle that unfolded and raised natural gas prices in California some years ago and as a commentary on ethical choices by those who pursue life outdoors. McKinney lives in Little River, California, with his wife, Susan and their black lab, Samantha. He is the author of several short stories, essays, and screenplays. His first novel, Where There's Smoke, was published by St. Martin's Press in 1999.
- Author(s)Mel McKinney
- PublisherAbalone Press
- Date of Publication01/05/2014
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectCrime, Thriller & Adventure
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintAbalone Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight345 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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