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Once again, Grady Service, the hard-boiled Conservation Officer of this superb series set in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, has a weird case on his hands. Strange things are happening to the black bear population. Grady Service can't pin this phenomenon to anyone or anything until a Korea-born professor from Michigan Tech is murdered by cyanide-laced figs and two freeze-dried bear gall bladders are found among the figs. Service is certain that bear poachers are at work, killing U.P. bears to fuel the Asian market for traditional medicines. The animal parts market is second only to drugs in global profitability: it's highly organized and the practitioners are ruthless and dangerous. Grady's nemesis, Michigan's governor, is ending his final term as governor, but has cut budgets so severely, that there are not enough conservation officers to cover the state. Service finds himself filling in for colleagues, chasing illusive poachers who leave little evidence, and wrestling with the usual cast of eccentric and entertaining characters. And in this novel, there is a new twist in Grady's personal life: He meets a sixteen-year-old son he never knew he had.
Sexy, suspenseful, and full of action, perfect dialog, and unforgettable characters, Chasing a Blond Moon will confirm Heywood as one of the finest of his day.
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JOSEPH HEYWOOD is the author of the Woods Cop Mystery Series, a critically acclaimed new series published by Lyons that includes Ice Hunter (page TK) and Blue Wolf in Green Fire (page TK). He is also the author of The Birkut, Taxi Dancer, The Domino Conspiracy, and The Snowfly (page TK). He lives in Portage, Michigan.
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"Is that some kind of animal?" Sioux asked.
"You people are too stupid to be on Mother Earth," Ojibwa shot back.
All Service had wanted was some peace and quiet so that he could think.
"Stay," he ordered the two men.
They both nodded. "We're cool, officer."
When he got to the man on the trail he was on his knees and staring, his brow furled.
"You tough?" the man on his knees asked. His face was scraped. Blood was dribbling down his chin.
"Calm down, sir."
The man got to his feet, spread out his arms. "Let's see what you've got, big man."
The man charged and was quicker than Service anticipated, crashed into his chest and wrapped him with his arms. Service tried to pry the grip loose, but his broken finger shot a pain up his wrist. The man lifted him in the air and Service looked down into eyes that were boiling blue fury. He pulled his head back and snapped it down hard, head-butting the man in the face. They both went sideways and hands were grabbing at him and pushing him away and when he rolled over, Sioux and Ojibwa were pinning the struggling man to the ground. Service crawled in with them, felt something cut into his knee, and took a hold by the man's neck until his eyes rolled in their sockets and he stopped struggling.
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Book Description Lyons Press, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11159228051X
Book Description Lyons Press, 2003. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M159228051X
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