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In this first book in a debut thriller series, attorney-turned-fishing-guide Jake Trent’s idyllic life is upended when he finds himself at the center of a series of grisly killings set around picturesque Jackson Hole.

It’s early summer in Jackson, Wyoming. Former East Coast prosecutor Jake Trent, now a local fishing guide, is wading through a swift current of local politics, introspection, and tragedy. Four seemingly unrelated deaths have occurred in one day—unheard of in the scenic valley. A skier perishes in a freak late-season avalanche. A French couple is discovered mutilated on a remote trail in Grand Teton National Park—presumably by a bear. On the Snake River, Jake himself finds the body of an expensively attired tourist fisherman. Meanwhile, a series of small earthquakes—not to mention a bitter dispute between land developers and a cult-like group of environmentalists—has left the townspeople uneasy.

Before long, the plausible explanations for each death dissolve. Could there be a sinister connection between them? When fresh evidence points to him as a suspect, Jake is put on the defensive. Is someone out to frame him? Can he keep his past demons at bay while he tries to discover the truth behind the mysterious deaths?

Defying the police, Jake teams up with park ranger Noelle Klimpton, a loner beauty, to get to the bottom of this series of disturbing events. The trail leads right to the region’s crown-jewel attraction: Yellowstone. What they discover will put all their lives at risk …

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Set in the beautiful Wyoming high country, Death Canyon introduces Jake Trent, a smart and savvy protagonist, in a twisting, turning, murderous tale that thriller readers will love.”

    Michael McGarrity, New York Times bestselling author of Hard Country

  • “Izaak Walton called fly fishing a contemplative man’s recreation, and some of the same can be said of David Riley Bertsch’s Death Canyon except that this debut thriller series featuring fishing guide Jake Trent stacks up bodies faster than cordwood and deftly threads together an investigation like a premium hand-tied fly.”

    Craig Johnson, New York Times bestselling author of the Walt Longmire Mysteries, the basis for the hit A&E television series (Longmire)

  • Death Canyon offers evocative Rocky Mountain themes, a spot-on sense of place, brilliant fly-fishing scenes, and characters you just want to root for.”

    C. J. Box, New York Times bestselling author 

  • “Bertsch is a talented writer who creates tangible, likable characters in Jake and Noelle; a steady stream of action; and lush descriptions of the Jackson Hole area, including Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.”


  • “Are you attached to Jackson Hole, Wyo.? Its peaceful beauty is being destroyed by the evil machinations of a shadowy group…Bertsch’s debut, the first in a planned series, features an interesting premise, a stunning location, [and] a protagonist with plenty of room for future growth.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

David Riley Bertsch, a native of Pittsburgh, graduated from Penn State and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Since 2009 he has lived in Jackson, Wyoming, where he is a professional fly-fishing guide.