The USA TODAY bestseller,* A DEADLY BLUFF, is an absorbing literary crime novel.
A sacred national park.
Park Ranger Dana Madison isn’t a homicide detective anymore, or is she? Singled out by the President to investigate a string of mysterious deaths in the country’s national parks, Madison has no idea why she was selected, or why she’s leading an unlikely cast of characters in a frantic search for answers.
When the chase leads her deep into the Rocky Mountains, Madison discovers potential motives that shock her. Is there a link to Native-American tribes as the President suspects? Will she find a chilling connection to the case that ended her career as a homicide detective?
If you’re a fan of Nevada Barr, Craig Johnson, and Tony Hillerman, you’ll love A Deadly Bluff.
If you love a well-researched mystery steeped in our checkered history, and political intrigue that echoes current events, then you’ll love Ranger Madison and her engaging team as they unearth secrets about who controls America’s natural treasures.
“This book was a treat to read in that it reminded me of the Nevada Barr mysteries. Dana Madison is a former cop, now very happy as a park ranger in Yosemite. Due to a spike in mysterious deaths in national parks, and her particular skill set, she is summoned to Washington D.C., where she is put on a team with two rather disagreeable people to investigate a death at the fictional Grizzly National Park. A lot is going on in this breathtaking setting, including the rebuilding of the lodge, which was destroyed in a fire. In this novel, nobody except the protagonist is who they seem. A series of clues links Dana to her devastating last case as a police officer, not to mention the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The plot is complicated and moves right along. Dana is a reserved but likable character, never giving away too much. We want to know more about her. A very good read. I received a review copy of this novel from the author”
About Kathleen Concannon
Kathleen Concannon was born in Portland, Oregon. Driven by her interest in the forces that shaped the landscapes she loves, she became a geologist, and has worked in the environmental and energy fields for over 30 years throughout the Pacific Northwest and in Washington D.C. Since 1990 she has owned her own consulting business, and has worked on projects as varied as salmon hatcheries and wind farms. A DEADLY BLUFF is Concannon’s debut novel. She is an avid soccer player and kayaker.
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