WINNER OF THE SAN DIEGO BOOK AWARD FOR MYSTERIES Funny, sharp, gritty Dahlgren Wallace is a Montana fly-fishing guide caught in the middle of a nasty war over land and history.
Dahlgren is a former college football star, a veteran of the first Gulf War, and a former member of the Marine Corps elite Force Recon. He thought he put the world of intrigue and special forces behind him by becoming a fly-fishing guide. He’s the river keeper and guide on an expansive, private Montana river, owned by a media mogul. When the novel opens, Dahlgren is guiding his boss’s latest guest, a Mormon billionaire, down that river. It looks like an unexpected friendship is in the makinguntil the billionaire is bludgeoned to death, practically under Dahlgren’s nose. By a twist of fateor is it?Dahlgren doesn’t witness the murder. Instead, he’s immediately suspected of the crime. He has been framed.
In an effort to defend himself, he must resort to the skills learned in Special Opsskills he had hoped he’d never need again. As he delves further into the case, he finds himself embroiled with a band of neo-Nazi-type militia; a deadly serious, radical environmental movement; a colony of peaceful Hutterites; a kilt-wearing clandestine cattleman’s organization; and the FBI. All the while, he is led down a twisted path of discovery and into the deepest recesses of Mormon history.
Full of action, humor, and tremendous suspense, and peopled with wonderfully surprising charactersfrom a Jewish deli-owner/scholar to the former beauty queen wife of the victimBlood Atonement is a winner. Tenuto’s agile style and lightning-fast pace will make the world impatient for the next Dahlgren Wallace mystery.
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Published June 1, 2005
by Lyons Press.
Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math.