In the fifth novel in the Sean Stranahan mystery series, Sheriff Martha Ettinger investigates the death of a young Native American man at a buffalo jump site, and Stranahan tracks down a beautiful young woman’s childhood friend.
In Montana’s Madison Valley just after the Fourth of July, Deputy Sheriff Harold Little Feather and Hyalite County sheriff Martha Ettinger are investigating a horrific scene at the Palisades cliffs where a herd of bison have jumped to their deaths in a ritualistic hunting practice. Also found dead is a young Native American man whose intestines are ripped out, and his leg pierced with an arrow.
Meanwhile, sometime private detective Sean Stranahan is helping the beautiful Ida Evening Star—who swims as a mermaid at the Trout Tails Bar & Grill—to find her old flame John Running Boy. Sean’s search for John leads him right into the buffalo jump investigation. With unforgettable characters, and written with his signature wry humor, Keith McCafferty weaves a gripping tale of murder, wildlife conservation, and lost love.