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A wildlife biologist’s shocking death leads to chilling discoveries in Christine Carbo’s haunting and compelling new crime novel set in the wilds of Glacier National Park.

Glacier National Park police officer Monty Harris knows that each summer at least one person—be it a reckless, arrogant climber or a distracted hiker—will meet tragedy in the park. But Paul “Wolfie” Sedgewick’s fatal fall from the sheer cliffs near Going-to-the-Sun Road is incomprehensible. Wolfie was an experienced and highly regarded wildlife biologist who knew all too well the perils that Glacier’s treacherous terrain presents—and how to avoid them.

The case, so close to home, has frayed park employee emotions. Yet calm and methodical lead investigator Monty senses in his gut that something isn’t right. So when whispers of irresponsibility or suicide emerge, tarnishing Wolfie’s reputation, Monty dedicates himself to uncovering the truth, for the sake of the man’s family and to satisfy his own persistent sense of unease.

Monty discovers that Wolfie’s zealous studies of Glacier’s mysterious, embattled wolverine population, so vital to park ecology, had met resistance, both local and federal. To muddy the waters further, a wilderness facility for rehabilitating troubled teens—one that Monty’s older brother attended—may have a disturbing connection to the case. As Monty delves further into an investigation that goes deeper than he ever imagined, he wrestles with the demons of his past, which lead back to harsh betrayals he thought he’d buried long ago.

And then a second body is found.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A study of flawed, compelling characters and the ghosts that haunt them…A fascinating look at the relationship of humans with the too-rapidly changing landscape of Glacier Park. And finally, it’s the tragic story of the forces that can shatter a family. This novel works on so many levels, all of them masterfully crafted.”

    William Kent Krueger, New York Times bestselling author

  • Mortal Fall unfolds against the powerful backdrop of Montana’s Glacier National Park…Carbo doesn’t do superficial. She gives her characters weight. And like her debut, Mortal Fall provides a story with dual tracks—the investigation into murder and the rugged journey of the soul…Mortal Fall builds with a grim fortitude. Like Ted Systead in The Wild Inside, Monty Harris is after that ever-elusive emotional freedom. The landscape suggests it’s capable of making you feel clean and whole. The people who live there, however, make you feel dirty and torn apart. The ugly gap between desire and reality is where you’ll find Christine Carbo, looking to see how real people react when their worlds become unmoored.”

    New York Journal of Books

  • “The descriptions of Glacier Park are powerful, but the real strength of Mortal Fall is its well-drawn characters. The author, Christine Carbo, takes her time, infusing each character with his or her own life…The past reaches out to influence the present as the team presses on to prevent a third fatality…it moved along a dark and dangerous path to a surprise conclusion.”

    Mystery Scene

  • “Compulsively readable…Carbo does a good job of balancing Monty’s emotional anxieties connected with the long-ago disappearance of a childhood friend, Nathan Faraway, with sweeping descriptions of Glacier’s grandeur. The parade of new cast members…never slows Monty’s steady pace toward uncovering the truth.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “With a masterful hand, Christine Carbo guides her readers through an intriguing mystery full of complex relationships and smartly developed characters. Her rich descriptions immerse you in the grandeur of Glacier National Forest as this riveting story unfolds. Christine Carbo should be a part of every mystery-lover’s personal library.”

    Allen Eskins, author of The Guise of Another

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