The Edgar Award winner’s acclaimed mystery set in colonial America is “The Last of the Mohicans meets Braveheart, with a curious dash of CSI” (Entertainment Weekly).
Unfairly convicted and force into indentured servitude, young Highland Scot Duncan McCallum finds himself aboard a prisoner ship bound for the New World. A series of mysterious deaths plagues the passengers and claims the life of Duncan’s dear friend Adam Munroe. Enlisted by his captors to investigate, a strange trail of clues leads Duncan into the New World and eventually thrusts him into the bloody maw of the French and Indian War.
Duncan is indentured to the British Lord Ramsey, whose estate in the uncharted New York woodlands is a Heart of Darkness where multiple warring factions—the British, rogue Scots, the French, the Huron, and the Iroquois—are engaged in battle. Exploring a frontier world shrouded in danger, Duncan, the exiled chief of his near-extinct Scottish clan, finds that sometimes justice cannot be reached unless the cultures and spirits of those involved are resolved.
“Having already won an Edgar for his Inspector Shan series, Pattison makes a strong bid for another with this outstanding” first novel in his acclaimed Bone Rattler series (Publishers Weekly, starred review).
About the author
Eliot Pattison is the author of The Skull Mantra—which won the Edgar Award and was a finalist for the Gold Dagger—as well as Water Touching Stone, and Bone Mountain. His Tibetan mystery series is an international franchise. Pattison is a world traveler and frequent visitor to China, and his numerous books and articles on international policy issues have been published around the world. An international lawyer by training, Pattison has spent his career advising and representing U.S. and foreign companies on international investment and trade issues. His extensive publications include over thirty articles on international topics, ranging from research published by several American universities to global policy essays published in Moscow and Tokyo. The author or editor of six books on international business strategy and legal topics, his most recent book, Breaking Boundaries, was selected by the New York Times as one of the five best management books of 1996. Pattison resides in rural Pennsylvania with his wife, three children, two horses, and two dogs on a colonial-era farm. Visit www.eliotpattison.com.
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