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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (22 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Norman Narrator: Patrick Lawlor Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The J. D. Books Mysteries Release Date:
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Kanab, Utah, is bitterly divided by the politics of land management. The conflict pits environmentalist David Greenbriar against the Citizens for a Free West. When the bullet-ridden body of Greenbriar is found, the county sheriff seeks help from newly appointed law enforcement ranger J. D. Books. Books discovers a possible witness to the murder, a reclusive teenager with a penchant for disappearing into the wilderness.

Books connects Greenbriar’s murder to a corrupt sheriff’s department deputy and a Las Vegas business conglomerate with ties to organized crime. Then a dangerous mob contract killer shows up who will stop at nothing to eliminate any evidence linking his employer to Greenbriar’s murder. The contract killer returns to Kanab to hunt down the missing teenage witness and for an inevitable showdown with Books.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Mining interests and conservation forces clash in southern Utah in this absorbing whodunit from Norman…A well-crafted plot with plenty of action, a likable hero with a checkered past, and a magnificent western setting make this one a winner.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Fans will appreciate this deep, thought-provoking whodunit as Michael Norman entertains the reader yet also makes a strong case.”

    Midwest Book Review

  • Publishers Weekly Best Book

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Chris | 8/13/2013

    " The characters were kind of flat. The small town mormon population was not true to form. It was in interesting idea for a mystery and the setting was great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dorothy Webb | 3/28/2010

    " This has it all -- the Mafia, a high school love, land issues. I enjoyed the read. Also enjoyed the trip to Kanab. Haven't been there in a long time. "

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About the Author
Author Michael Norman

Michael Norman, a native of Seattle, spent his adult life in Colorado and Utah. He is a former police officer, state parole board member, and professor of criminal justice at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. His first novel, The Commission, was named one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2007. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife Diane, and their pit bulls, Eddie and Joyce.