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(hardcover and paperback, both out of print); Kindle,
Reader, 2011; Kobo,
2011, and Apple
iBook, 2011 (all $3.99 ebooks). Also in Large
Print, 2015 ($15.95).
Season’s Revenge, the first in the
Upper Peninsula of Michigan mystery series featuring
Steve Martinez, begins during the weeks before Christmas. Big events are
stirring for Lakota-born deputy sheriff Steve Martinez. The
normally sleepy town of Porcupine
City on the southern shore of Lake Superior is uncharacteristically
alive with activity after the body of one of its most respected and
powerful residents, Paul Passoja, turns up at a forest campsite, the victim of what appears
to be a bear attack.
From the moment he
arrives on the scene, things just don’t add up for Steve. Why would
Passoja, a skilled camper and hunter,
be careless enough to scatter bacon grease near his tent? Led by
curiosity, Steve begins an unofficial investigation of the mishap only to
discover that the “random” animal attack might not be so random after
all. It seems that quite a few people in town had reason to do in
Passoja, but the evidence points to no one in particular.
The more Steve
investigates, the deeper he sinks into a mystery as old as the town
itself. The seemingly peaceful forest haven was once a hotbed of
treachery, and ill will only ripens with age. As he gets closer to the
murderer, Steve learns the hard way that whoever killed Paul Passoja is
more than willing to kill again. But Steve's Native American ancestors
never were ones to fold, and neither is he.
Season’s Revenge was a 2003
“BookSense 76 pick” by independent booksellers around the country, and
was reprinted as a Forge paperback.