In our next High Country Mystery, RAPID RIVER HOAX, after being jilted at the altar, McQuede allows Dawson to help him get over his heartache by arranging a river rafting trip. His relaxing time soon comes to an end when he is asked to follow up on a missing person.
Andy, the son of a local man who is known for pulling publicity stunts, has taken a boat out and vanished from the out-of-the-way lodge where he and Dawson are staying. Is his absence another one of his publicity stunts, or has the young man gotten into some real trouble this time? McQuede can't help but investigate.
To add to his problems, who appears at the lodge but Loris, with his rival Arden Reed in tow? The two of them are trying to find a Sheepeater site hidden in the cliffs above the rapids, and McQuede finds Dawson is trying to beat them to it.
Between trying to find out what happened to Andy and sorting out his love life, McQuede has his work cut out for him.
This book, the eighth in the series, will be available in April of 2008.
Books in the series:
Murder in Black and White
Whispers of the Stones
Stealer of Horses
The Executioner's Hood
An Icy Death
Crying Woman Bridge
Murder and the Good Old Boys' Club