Thrilling whitewater adventure, an ancient demon, a sexy new boss, trouble at home, and murder combine in this spellbinding new installment of Arts & Letters Fiction Prize winner Dwight Holing’s Nick Drake mystery series.
When US Fish & Wildlife Ranger Nick Drake gets a beautiful and impetuous new supervisor, he quickly becomes pulled into a physical and emotional cauldron after she orders him to guide her down a dangerous and deadly river. As rapids roar and passions roil, Nick must battle waterfalls and whirlpools, an unearthly predator killing anything that ventures into its realm, and doubts about his frayed marriage following the adoption of a psychologically scarred boy.
At the same time, Sheriff Pudge Warbler confronts demons of his own while transporting a killer to the state penitentiary. A snowstorm blocks a mountain pass and strands the old lawman and his cunning prisoner at an isolated lodge where checking out takes on an entirely different meaning.
Can Nick and Pudge fighting the depths of evil on separate battlefields draw upon their courage to win or will death finally prevail over one or both?
In The Demon Skin, the seventh installment of the popular Nick Drake series, Dwight Holing once again draws on his deeply-rooted connection to the American West and understanding of the natural world to create a masterful literary thriller populated by unforgettable characters and unstoppable action that will keep readers turning the pages late into the night.
Readers agree about the Nick Drake suspense novels:
★★★★★ Smart, thrilling, beautifully-written.
★★★★★ A love song to a remote land.
★★★★★ Grabs you, holds you, and never lets you go.
★★★★★ Excellent contemporary western.
★★★★★ Love the emphasis on Native Americanism.