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Venture into Murder, Henry
Kisor’s second mystery featuring Deputy Steve Martinez, returns to
Porcupine County, nestled into the deceptively peaceful landscape of
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Its seat is a small town where the
residents all know one another, and the latest gossip is never
something that can be kept quiet for long. But there’s one secret
that Porcupine County has tried to keep quiet for years . . . and those
who try to uncover it sometimes wind up dead.
Steve—Lakota Sioux by
birth, white by upbringing—fell in love with the town after running
away from a secret of his own. After finding the love of his life,
Steve was able to make peace with his past and find comfort in the land
that had been so good to his people.
The quiet is broken,
however, after the discovery of the body of a mob hit man. Then, during
a routine operation, one of Steve’s men stumbles over the long-buried
corpse of one of Porcupine County’s missing . . . a man who was last
seen a century ago. The two deaths are seemingly unrelated at first . .
. but Steve Martinez isn’t one to let a matter of relation stop him.
As Steve probes deeper,
he’s confronted with problems both professional and personal that could
jeopardize everything: his career and his relationship with the
beautiful Ginny Fitzgerald—a wealthy widow with quite a few secrets of
Through shoot-outs and
death-defying surveillance flights, Deputy Steve Martinez is willing to
do whatever it takes to keep the peace in the land he loves, but he may
find that—even in the quietest of towns—there are some things that are
better left buried.