Sheriff Maxwell Wilcox has dedicated his life to taking action and defending the vulnerable, but all that changes when he is forced to watch, paralyzed and helpless, as his wife succumbs to cancer. Broken by his grief, Wilcox seeks solace in the wild emptiness of Southern Oregon where he's offered a temporary position as Sheriff of Jackson County. The locals are good, salt-of-the-earth people, and Wilcox finds himself drawn to the district's medical examiner, Dr. Heather Stone, whose sharp intellect and friendship leave him heartened-and conflicted.
But the Rogue Valley's quiet calm is about to be shattered.
A body has been found, and it isn't the usual road accident or drug overdose. The victim's remains are mutilated, and according to eyewitnesses, the cadaver dropped out of thin air from the sky. The facts are baffling, then more panicked calls start to light up the 911 lines...
Sheriff Wilcox came to the Rogue Valley to find peace, but instead he's grappling with a growing conspiracy that's unimaginable and born of pure malice. To protect the community he now calls home, Wilcox must resolve the pain of his past and defeat an evil more significant than any he's faced before.
Torn between a past love, and a new one, Sheriff Maxwell Wilcox tries to focus on the job-at-hand while bodies are piling up in his jurisdiction. Unfamiliar with the local area, and unfamiliar with the personnel in the Sheriff's department he now leads he is faced with an improbable task of solving federal crimes. He makes a phone call to a friend and colleague who works for the FBI. Deaths, and events spiral out of control, and just when he thinks the Sheriff's department may have a lead on what is transpiring the county medical examiner, and his new love interest, is attacked. Local municipalities rally around the suspect and leave the sheriff with the difficult task of solving the crimes and potentially pissing off his new employer.
|Publisher:||Self Reliant Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.79(d)|
About the Author
When he wasn't enjoying center-stage, Mike pursued long periods alone in the wild. As his brother and father went gold-panning in the heart of the Kalamiopsis wilderness, Mike would wander off with his fishing pole and Labrador, cliff diving into bottomless pools and evading protective mama bears. These moments attuned him to the deep, hidden songs of nature, and his affinity for quiet observation would lead him to explore 49 of the fifty states of his homeland and later pursue a career as a photographer for the U.S. Air Force. This tapestry of characters and places forms much of the inspiration for his books and characters.
These days, when Mike isn't mountain biking through Oregon or photographing the great outdoors, he's madly tapping away at his latest story. To date, Mike Walters has published three novels that span supernatural, mystery, and action genres, mostly set in Southern Oregon. His fourth book, "The Good Sheriff," will be released in July 2020, and a brand-new mystery is currently in the works.
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