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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (70 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Bowen Narrator: Christopher Lane Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Gabriel Du Pré Mysteries Release Date:
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When a secretive millennial cult from California purchases a ranch on the outskirts of the Montana badlands, an eerily silent, dry, and windy dead zone, the Toussaint townsfolk are none too pleased.

The cult members keep to themselves, but the suspicious circumstances under which they arrived have Gabriel Du Pré questioning their motives and seeking answers. He soon learns from a friend in the FBI that seven of the cult’s recently defected members were killed—each shot to death—but no arrests have been made. Then another shooting occurs at the perimeter of the ranch, and Du Pré finds himself blindly searching for a killer, an explanation for the murders, and the identity of the cult’s elusive leader.

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  • “Christopher Lane reads the oblique thoughts of Gabriel Du Pré, Bowen’s fast-driving, illiterate Western hero, as naturally as possible. Capturing both male and female characters equally well, Lane portrays Du Pré’s girlfriend, the strong and stubborn bartender, Madelaine and his wicked 10-year-old granddaughter, Pallas, with clarity and empathy…[An] intriguing mystery.”


  • “Actor (Christopher) Lane must be channeling Bowen’s out-of-the-ordinary protagonist. How else could he so perfectly capture Du Pré’s unique rhythmic speech patterns and blunt style? Other characters are also well represented in Lane’s multi-voiced presentation.”


Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Steve | 4/15/2013

    " Toussaint folks are up in arms when a California cult buys a local ranch and strange happenings put local citizens at risk. Du Pre knows he has to help. The ensuing story involves ancient mines, stolen arsenals, and a deep mystery. Always a joy to visit Gabriel and his Montana friends. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Helen | 3/8/2013

    " "Old man you sing like a goat farting in a tin shed." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lynne | 10/19/2011

    " I really like Gabriel & his merry crew. This one has more direct action by Benetsee the shaman than usual, which was entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sandy | 4/17/2011

    " I have never read anything about the Metis Indians before. This book was very entertaining, pretty bloody, funny and thought provoking. There were no discernable prepositions and the present tense was about the only thing used so I felt that I was reading in a new language. "

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