Buffalo Mountain: An Ike Schwartz Mystery #3 [NOOK Book]

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It’s the bleak midwinter and the Shenandoah Valley is poised on the brink of an unusually icy and snowy season. Alexei Kamarov’s body is discovered in a forest within the Picketsville town limits. His driver’s license identifies him as Randall Harris. The last Sheriff Ike Schwartz heard of Kamarov, he was reported missing, presumed dead, in Russia, the victim of intelligence game-playing. Ike is not happy with this piece of his past. Ike’s former CIA colleague and friend Charlie Garland asks Ike to keep a lid on ...
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Buffalo Mountain: An Ike Schwartz Mystery #3

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Overview

It’s the bleak midwinter and the Shenandoah Valley is poised on the brink of an unusually icy and snowy season. Alexei Kamarov’s body is discovered in a forest within the Picketsville town limits. His driver’s license identifies him as Randall Harris. The last Sheriff Ike Schwartz heard of Kamarov, he was reported missing, presumed dead, in Russia, the victim of intelligence game-playing. Ike is not happy with this piece of his past. Ike’s former CIA colleague and friend Charlie Garland asks Ike to keep a lid on the investigation. Slowly, interagency rivalries surface as local petty criminals vie with international assassins and plotters for attention. All the while, Buffalo Mountain looms in the background. Does the community’s violent history have something do with this recent murder? Or is Kamarov’s death part of some greater political plot?
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"Ramsay demonstrates once again that he is a superb storyteller, adroitly mixing the spy and small-town mystery genres and shocking us with one walloping big surprise midway through the book. An excellent entry in this still-young but steadily improving series." --Booklist
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"The third in Ramsey's series (Impulse, 2006, etc.) reveals still more of the improbable challenges that face a Jewish sheriff in a little Southern mountain town." --Kirkus Reviews
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781615951628
  • Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
  • Publication date: 5/27/2011
  • Series: Ike Schwartz Series, #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 399,685
  • File size: 827 KB

Meet the Author

Dr. Frederick Ramsay was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He received his doctorate from the University of Illinois-Westside Medical Campus. After a stint in the Army, he joined the faculty of the University of Maryland, School of Medicine, teaching Anatomy, Embryology and Histology; engaged in research and also served as an Associate Dean. During this time he also pursued studies in theology and in 1971 was ordained an Episcopal priest. He is the author of several scientific and general articles, tracts, theses, and co-author of The Baltimore Declaration. He is an accomplished public speaker and once hosted a television spot, Prognosis, on the evening news for WMAR-TV, Baltimore. He is also an iconographer with works displayed around the world. He lives in Surprise, Arizona with his wife and partner, Susan.
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