Win Szczedziwoj, a man known for photographing subjects in the rain, is on a vacation. Just him, his camera, his canoe, and a small, dark lake well away from civilization.
That solitude comes to an end when his fishing line drags up a body from the lake. It looks like the usual canoeing accident, but the police suspect murder, and Win is suspect number one (I mean, what are the chances of actually snagging a body with a fishing line?)
But Win wants to know why the dead guy was hired as a guide by a couple of men who shouldn't really have needed help. And why everybody at the nearest lodge is so reluctant to talk about anything.
Suddenly a remote little lake gets to be a very busy place.
Good characters. Good dialogue. Just doesn't fit together. The ethics and conduct of the characters are like a ricochet off of reality. So, it makes an awkward story too unbelievable. Overall, a poor effort and I kept reading hoping it would come back into focus because the author didn't structure an alternate universe where sloppy ethics, bad forensics, and speculative options are the norms. Keep trying.
Where's the end?
I read and waited to find out who killed George, but ended and no answer. What about the sit-in? What about the diamonds? After 600 and some odd pages, you're left with no answers. No more Lenny.....