When a small town in the Pacific Northwest is rocked by a shocking murder, Maggie Blackthorne hunts a killer still lurking in the surrounding forest.
After a state trooper is killed under mysterious circumstances, Oregon State Police sergeant Maggie Blackthorne is assigned to the case. The investigation takes her to Desolation Ridge in the Umatilla National Forest, where the suspect is reported to be hiding out with a possible hostage.
It’s late fall. Daylight is scarce, and there is a fierce chill in the air. To make matters worse, a deadly cougar has been spotted nearby.
But as Maggie and her partner Hollis trudge on, uncovering clues and dealing with their own tense past, one thing is clear:
Somewhere amongst these towering pines, a murderer is watching them.
Praise for LaVonne Griffin-Valade and the Maggie Blackthorne series:
“Lush descriptions, wonderful characters, and plenty of twists will have readers enthralled...” —LynDee Walker, Amazon Charts bestselling author of No Sin Unpunished
"...a strong, smart, lead, a setting that is almost a character itself..." —Susan Hunter, author of Dangerous Habits
"...will have you seeing the rimrock, smelling the sage and greasewood, and feeling the dry cold of the eastern Oregon desert. An excellent read that will leave you wanting more." —James Chandler, author of Misjudged
“Trash-talking, tough as leather, determined, and smart Maggie Blackthorne is just the kind of hero I want to follow in adventure after adventure. I'm looking forward to more of Maggie!” —Shannon Baker, author of the Kate Fox series
What readers are saying:
★★★★★ "...shocking revelation..."
★★★★★ "My highest recommendation."
★★★★★ "...will literally take your breath away."
★★★★★ "...the beauty of Oregon on every page."