The Lumbermill

The Lumbermill

by Laya V. Smith


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Los Angeles, 1954.

Sending a pair of mass murderers to the chair got his name in the papers, but veteran fighter pilot turned detective, Augy Small, couldn’t celebrate. The culprits confessed, but the cops only ever found one body. Who had the killers died to protect?

Katya Tyler, a Russian enigma with a wad of cash in one hand and a hit list in the other, claims to have the answers. First, she wants Augy’s help to bring down a massive underground network of human traffickers.

As the case unfolds, every clue is an echo of his past. The horrors he experienced in the Pacific, shadows of scars he still carries, and rumors of a place long since destroyed. The Lumbermill is back in operation. Every day more innocents are harvested, their screams muffled in darkness. And the only way Augy can stop it is to go back into the nightmare he thought he’d escaped forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781684335282
Publisher: Black Rose Writing
Publication date: 09/24/2020
Pages: 334
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Laya V. Smith is a dedicated history nerd and WWII buff, with a degree in the subject from the University of Utah. She lives in Salt Lake City with her husband, two children, and one beefy Labrador. The Lumbermill is her debut novel. To find out more about Laya, please visit

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