Spider Mountain
  • Spider Mountain
  • Spider Mountain

Spider Mountain

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by P. T. Deutermann
     
 

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“Fast-paced… imaginative plotting.”—Publishers Weekly

Ex-cop Cam Richter agrees to do a favor for a park ranger: investigate the assault of a young woman in a remote area of Appalachia. Since he knows the terrain better than anyone, the victim’s family is hoping that Cam can break a case that local cops can’t&

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“Fast-paced… imaginative plotting.”—Publishers Weekly

Ex-cop Cam Richter agrees to do a favor for a park ranger: investigate the assault of a young woman in a remote area of Appalachia. Since he knows the terrain better than anyone, the victim’s family is hoping that Cam can break a case that local cops can’t—or maybe don’t want to—solve.

“Non-stop action.”—mysterylovers.com

Cam has no idea how dangerous his search will become. Because in these parts, Grinny Creigh and her extended clan destroy those who intrude into their web. The Creighs run a smuggling ring, and control just about every thing and one in their neck of the woods. But they also operate a much worse enterprise—one that threatens to harm anyone who comes too close to unleashing the dark secrets of…

Spider Mountain

“The stuff of series heroes...a battle royal.”—Kirkus Reviews

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“Another pulse-pounding thrill ride…An unnerving, tightly-woven thriller.”—Cincinatti Library

“Fast-paced… imaginative plotting.”—Publishers Weekly

“Non-stop action.”—mysterylovers.com

“The stuff of series heroes...a battle royal.”—Kirkus Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Full of imaginative plotting touches, Deutermann's fast-paced sequel to his acclaimed 2005 suspense novel, The Cat Dancers, finds Cam Richter, formerly a lieutenant with the Manceford County, N.C., sheriff's office, now doing less stressful work as the head of a PI firm staffed with other ex-cops. Park ranger Mary Ellen Goode, Richter's more-than-colleague who was severely traumatized in their last joint inquiry, reaches out to him for help after a probationary ranger is raped and left for dead in a Smoky Mountains national park. Richter's inquiries soon reveal that the crime was tangentially related to a much bigger criminal conspiracy, possibly centered on methamphetamine sales orchestrated by a figure out of a Grimm's fairy tale, the evil Grinny Creigh, and her incestuous clan. The author's impressive ability to bring the remote Appalachian region to life bodes well for the health of this series. (Jan.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Ex-cop Cam Richter returns to the North Carolina backwoods for a blood feud with backwoods royalty. In a certain remote section of the Smoky Mountains, the Creighs rule by Divine Right. Just ask M.C. Mingo, sheriff in perpetuity of Robbins County. Better yet, ask the clan's matriarch, Grinny Creigh, who spins her gluey web over what the locals have learned to call Spider Mountain. Why is she called Grinny? Because she grins "the way a hungry witch grins at a fat little child who blunders into her cauldron room asking about lunch." Responding to an SOS from his park ranger friend Mary Ellen Goode, whose young protege has been brutally beaten by an assailant thought to be outfitted in Creigh livery, Richter, ever sensitive to his inner knight, turns up ready to slay dragons. He gathers up Frick and Frack, his brave and brilliant German Shepherds, and goes hunting where no one unapproved by the Creighs dares hunt. In response, the arrogant, supremely confident Creighs declare open season on Richter, expecting a quick and easy kill. But now they're dealing with the stuff of series heroes, and Richter vs. Creigh is a battle royal. Most Deutermann novels (The Cat Dancers, 2005, etc.) are character-driven. Here, slam-bang action outweighs nuance. The result is best for short attention spans.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312945930
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
06/03/2008
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.30(d)

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