Strong Conviction

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Trent Strong is back home in his northern Minnesota lake community after spending ten years working on a Chicago daily newspaper as an investigative journalist covering heinous crimes and traveling to war-torn countries. Sick of all the deaths, and content with returning to a slower pace, Trent buys the local weekly newspaper. But Trent is in town for only one week when an old friend asks him to investigate the Mammoth Paper Mill, which he suspects is polluting a small trout stream beyond EPA standards. Since the...

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Trent Strong is back home in his northern Minnesota lake community after spending ten years working on a Chicago daily newspaper as an investigative journalist covering heinous crimes and traveling to war-torn countries. Sick of all the deaths, and content with returning to a slower pace, Trent buys the local weekly newspaper. But Trent is in town for only one week when an old friend asks him to investigate the Mammoth Paper Mill, which he suspects is polluting a small trout stream beyond EPA standards. Since the mill employs over half the town, the friend hasn't made many friends with his claim. The next day, a woman is found stabbed to death in a lakeshore motel. For personal reasons, Trent is compelled to investigate her death, as well as the paper mill. Are the two related? As Trent investigates, he runs across many people from his past. Some are potential suspects, and others make him question if his move back home was the right one. He starts a relationship with the motel manager, but even wonders if she is somehow involved with the murder. Trent must investigate around a small town sheriff and county attorney running for re-election. Also, out-of-state thugs who want to shut him up and an entire town that would like the whole thing to go away. What he finds will change his life forever.

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Investigative reporter Trent Strong takes over the weekly newspaper in his northern Minnesota hometown after escaping a dangerous situation in Chicago. In short order, however, he encounters trouble again: someone murders Trent's former high school love, who owns the local milling company; and someone incinerates another long-time friend, who wanted to blow the whistle on illegal dumping by the same mill. Since suspicion seems to fall on Trent, he investigates. Unaccompanied by emotion, humor, or pizazz, the narration falls somewhat flat. Possibly of regional interest; Scott is also the author of thrillers like The Dolomite Solution.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781930486355
  • Publisher: Salvo Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/2002
  • Pages: 212
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Trevor Scott is the author of the Jake Adams International Espionage Thriller Series, the Hypershot Series, and many other thrillers and mysteries. He holds a bachelor’s in English from the University of Minnesota, Duluth, and a master’s in creative writing from Northern Michigan University. He grew up near Duluth, Minnesota and now makes his home in Nevada.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2003

    What? Too much Sex and Violence?

    I can see why Some might find this book with too much sex and violence, but it's not really 'too' much. People do bad things in books, as in life, and the author has presented that in pitch-perfect detail.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2002

    Strong Conviction

    I read about this book in the Duluth News Tribune, and was intrigued to read a mystery that takes place in a small northern Minnesota lake community. This book has it all. The author deftly captures the small Minnesota town like only someone who has lived there can. (And I hear he grew up in a town just like Bear Lake.) This is not only a place-driven novel, though. The characters jump from the page. You want to love them; you want to hate them. Highly recommended. I'll be reading more from this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2002

    Strong Conviction

    If you have not discovered Trevor Scott yet, you should now. I started out reading his third thriller, and then went back and started from his first book Fatal Network. Wow! A major publisher needs to find this guy. With Strong Conviction, Scott develops a mystery with a flavor of the old masters, while bringing to life a small town in northern Minnesota. In fact, the small town becomes a character. You have to read this. I was in the dark until the end.

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