Revenge: A Travis Mays Novel

Mark Young
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When a trained killer threatens ex-cop Travis Mays and those he loves, this ex-cop finds a skilled adversary and an unexpected fight. After a high stakes gamble ends in personal tragedy, Travis walks away from years of training and a highly successful law enforcement career. 

Determined never to look back, he starts a new life and a new career, teaching criminology at the university and building a cabin in the idyllic Idaho Mountains. He hires a beautiful river guide, Jessie White Eagle from the Nez Perce tribe, to guide him safely down the Lochsa River. The turbulence of the whitewater, however, is just the beginning of Travis' troubles. Travis finds himself in the cross hairs of a killer, bent on revenge.

This fast-paced thriller takes readers on a wild ride down Idaho's whitewater rivers, along the historic Lolo Trail once tread by the Nez Perce nation, and onto the city streets of California. Tighten your helmet. This ride never stops until the last shot is fired and the final body falls.

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About the author

 Mark Young is the bestselling author of Revenge (A Travis Mays Novel), two Gerrit O’Rourke thrillers, Off the Grid and Fatal eMpulse, and a mystery/suspense novel, Broken Allegiance (A Tom Kagan Novel).

Prior to his full-time writing career, Young served as a police officer with the Santa Rosa Police Department in California for twenty-six years. Additionally, he was an award-winning journalist and a Vietnam combat veteran. He served with several law enforcement task force operations, including the presidential Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force targeting major drug traffickers, and the federal Organized Crime Task Force charged with identifying and prosecuting prison gang leaders. He lives in the Pacific Northwest with his family.

Visit www.MarkYoungBooks.com to find out more about Young and his writing.

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Publisher
Mark Young
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Published on
Jan 12, 2011
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Pages
363
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ISBN
9780983266303
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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