Savage Run
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    May-2002 (Hardcover)
    May-2003 (Paperback)
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When a massive explosion occurs deep within the forests of Twelve Sleep County and a colorful environmental activist appears to have perished in the blast, Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett is called in to help investigate. The case is wrapped up quickly, explained as an environmental publicity stunt gone wrong, but Joe isn't convinced. He soon discovers clues that suggest a deadly conspiracy -- one that will test his courage, his survival skills, and his determination to "do the right thing" despite all costs.

Set against the rugged Wyoming landscape, Savage Run is a richly textured novel -- and an exciting confirmation of the talents of a writer hailed by Tony Hillerman as "a great storyteller."

An excerpt: On the third day of their honeymoon, infamous environmental activist Stewie Woods and his new bride, Annabel Bellotti, were spiking trees in the forest when a cow exploded and blew them up. Until then, their marriage had been happy.

They met by chance. Stewie Woods had been busy pouring bag after bag of sugar and sand into the gasoline tanks of a fleet of pickups in a newly graded parking lot that belonged to a natural gas exploration crew. The crew had left for the afternoon for the bars and hotel rooms of nearby Henry's Fork. One of the crew had returned unexpectedly and caught Stewie as he was ripping the top off a bag of sugar with his teeth. The crew member pulled a 9mm semiautomatic from beneath the dashboard of his truck and fired several wild shots in Stewie's direction. Stewie dropped the bag and ran away, crashing through the timber like a bull elk.

Stewie had outrun and outjuked the man with the pistol when he literally tripped over Annabel as she sunbathed nude on the grass in an orange pool of late afternoon sun, who was unaware of his approach because she was listening to Melissa Etheridge on her Walkman. She looked good, he thought, strawberry blonde hair with a two-day Rocky Mountain fire-engine tan (two hours in the sun at 8,000 feet created a sunburn like a whole day at the beach), small ripe breasts, and a trimmed vector of pubic hair.
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    • May-2003
    • Prime Crime
    • Mass Market Paperback
    • ISBN: 0425189244
    • ISBN13: 9780425189245
    • Jul-2016
    • Putnam
    • Mass Market Paperback
    • ISBN: 0399575693
    • ISBN13: 9780399575693
    • May-2020
    • Putnam
    • Paperback
    • ISBN: 0593085310
    • ISBN13: 9780593085318
    • First Edition
    • May-2002
    • Putnam
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 0399148876
    • ISBN13: 9780399148873
    • May-2003
    • Turtleback Books
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 1417648295
    • ISBN13: 9781417648290
    • Library Binding
    • Aug-2015
    • Brilliance Audio
    • MP3 CD
    • ISBN: 1501260448
    • ISBN13: 9781501260445
    • Jan-2003
    • Center Point
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 1585472492
    • ISBN13: 9781585472499
    • Large Print

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