Bigfoot

Bigfoot

by Richard Hoyt
     
 

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Private Detective John Denson believes in logic. He does not believe in Bigfoot. But when he and Willie Prettybird, his sometime partner who may or may not be a shaman, are hired to help a beautiful Russian scientist, Dr. Sonja Popoleyev, in her search for the legendary sasquatch, a $100,000 reward persuades him to suspend his disbelief. In the Northwest Bigfoot is…  See more details below

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Private Detective John Denson believes in logic. He does not believe in Bigfoot. But when he and Willie Prettybird, his sometime partner who may or may not be a shaman, are hired to help a beautiful Russian scientist, Dr. Sonja Popoleyev, in her search for the legendary sasquatch, a $100,000 reward persuades him to suspend his disbelief. In the Northwest Bigfoot is big business. Their competition: David Addison, land developer, Professor Bonduraunt of the British Museum, Alford and Elford Pollard, local bigfoot hunters, Roger Whitcomb, network personality, and a group of Canadian mountain climbers. Before the expedition can begin, Elford is murdered. With cold hard cash on the line, the searchers are soon scrambling for traces of the elusive creature. But the murderer isn't finished yet, and Denson and his party are on the endangered species list.

Editorial Reviews

Afraid
"Hoyt is one of those writers whose work grabs you right from the start and never lets go."
Mostly Murder
"Hoyt's John Denson adventures stand out. This Seattle-based P.I. deals with cases that are hardly the usual fare. When was the last time you read a novel about a detective's search for the legendary creature known as Bigfoot? Hoyt's characters range from slightly off-center to full-tilt bizarre, with the Northwest setting serving as a welcome change from teh usual mean streets. The plot is also highly original..[with] thrilling moments. ...One expects to enjoy real cliffhangers in a setting such as this, and Hoyt delivers."
Rapport
"The story is told in pellucid English, illuminated with clever poems, and garnished with a wealth of Indian lore. The reader in search of a novel that is really novel need look no further.
The Chicago Tribune
"Plenty to enjoy here...several surprises and some unexpected plesures."
The New York Times
"An expert writer."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781846174186
Publisher:
Ulverscroft Large Print Books, Ltd.
Publication date:
08/28/2006
Edition description:
Large Print Edition
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Richard Hoyt, a graduate of the University of Oregon, is a former fellow of the Washington Journalism Center and holds a Ph.D. in American studies from the University of Hawaii. He served as U.S. army counterintelligence agent, wrote for daily newspapers in Honolulu, and was a stringer for Newsweek magazine. He taught journalism at the University of Maryland and at Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Or.

Hoyt is the author of the John Denson mysteries, the James Burlane thrillers and numerous other novels of adventure, espionage and suspense including two under the pseudonym of Nicholas van Pelt. In researching and writing in more than two dozen countries in Europe, Latin America, and Asia, he has ridden trains across the Soviet Union and riverboats down the Amazon. He now lives in the Philippines.

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