Mariah's Song

Mariah's Song

by Rod Collins




Cartel vengeance in Oregon's Lake County plagues Sheriff Henry "Bud" Blair until his friends plan war against the Ortegas in the Mexican state of Sonora in an effort to keep Bud safe from reprisals. In a surprising turn of events, a rival cartel tries to make sure Bud's friends leave Mexican affairs to Mexicans.

Back at home, Bud has his own hands full. Mariah's Song also takes the reader into the desperate world of drug addition. When street-wise, thirteen-year-old Mariah finds her mother passed out on the living room couch, she says "Babs, you're gonna get high once too often." And when she sees Manny, her mother's live-in boyfriend trying to beat a man to death, her involuntary shout earns her a threat that sends her running for her life. Her flight takes her to the High Desert where an Amber Alert leads Sheriff Blair and his deputies on a desperate search to find Mariah before Manny does.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780977880539
Publisher: Bright Works Press
Publication date: 06/15/2018
Pages: 254
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

ROD COLLINS has done a little of everything: teacher, newspaper editor, logger, truck driver, soda jerk, construction worker, wildland firefighter, fire lookout, aerial observer, and business consultant.
More important, he is a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. And, like Louis L'amour, he has walked the land his characters walk.
Mariah's Song is number four in the Sheriff Blair adventures set in the high desert of Eastern Oregon. Rod is also the author of the award-winning business reference guide: What Do I Do When I Get There? A New Manager's Guidebook; and other award-winning Bud Blair novels: Spider Silk (#1), Stone Fly (#2), and Bloodstone (#3), and Not Before Midnight (#5). Bitter's Run is Rod's novel set in the post-Civil War era.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow, great book. Collins has a knack for creating empathy with his characters, while maintaining tight tension and action scenes that satisfy. A bit of a departure from his other works, Mariah's Song focuses on a young girl you can't help rooting for; and in a 'tangled web' takes us into the surreal world of Mexican drug adds a dimension by showing the shocking contrast of a beautiful, lazy world dominated by guns and drugs. Then we are back with the real victim of this drug cartel, Mariah, whose world is the aftermath of the evil they create. Really enjoyable and satisfying on so many levels!!