Hopsquatch by Michael Newton
(Five Star Mystery Series)

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Hopsquatch is a modern mystery set against the background of Amerindian legend, cryptozoology (the search for "hidden" animals), and clashes mirrored in real-life headlines from the rural battlegrounds where tradition stands against the march of "progress," often with explosive results. On the eve of his hotly-contested reelection campaign in Cascade County, Oregon, Sheriff Jason Pruett finds himself in the midst of an unprecedented crime wave. The richest man in town has been murdered, neck broken by someone --or something --with extremely large, powerful hands. The victim, CEO of Cascade County's primary industry, leaves behind a marriage fraught with tension and a county torn by both political and racial animosity. Sheriff Pruett races against time to find the killer(s), while the victim's company --Paul Bunyan Logging --faces violent opposition from radical environmentalists and a tribe of Native Americans bent on preserving their homeland's virgin forest at all costs. To that end, a tribal shaman claims that he has conjured Omah, a vengeful nature spirit better known to Cascade County's white inhabitants as Sasquatch or Bigfoot.

Sheriff Pruett is a skeptic, but as mayhem escalates around him, claiming other lives, he must follow every lead available to solve the crime and restore order.

About Michael Newton

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Michael Newton is a professional writer who has primarily written about crime, specializing in books about serial murder. He lives in Nashville, IN.
Published October 10, 2012 by Five Star Publishing. 300 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When a visiting Bigfoot expert dies, followed by one of the trouble-prone Wekerle brothers who work as loggers, Pruett would have a full-time job reassuring his jealous girlfriend and trying to keep the loggers, tribe members and environmentalists from killing each other, even if he weren’t tryin...

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Pursuing both a confrontational and radical environmental group, Earth Now!, and leaders of the local Nahanni tribe, both known enemies of the company, is an obvious approach, but when the news gets out that the cause of death was the wrenching of the victim’s neck by an extremely large hand, n...

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