Hardrock Stiff (A Kurt Muller Mystery)

3.57 avg rating
( 60 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781612187570: Hardrock Stiff (A Kurt Muller Mystery)

Ned Carr is a miner, an irascible old coot who has held on to acres of prime real estate in the middle of Aspen’s ski slopes. Carr feuds with everyone, including the ski company and eco-warriors who want to shut down his mines. Sheriff Kurt Muller is the only person with a soft spot for Carr. Following up a suspicious call, Muller rushes to Carr’s mine—in time to witness the shaft explosion that kills him. Drawn into a dangerous covert war between militant greens and corporate forces grappling for control of the New West, Muller uncovers a conspiracy that could destroy his most cherished loves—the two children under his protection and the snowcapped wilderness he calls home.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Thomas Zigal's second book about Aspen sheriff Kurt Muller (the first was Into Thin Air) is a strong, sad, exciting, and involving story. Muller's marriage has already fallen apart under the pressure of his career; now he's wondering if the strain on his six-year-old son Lennon is worth it. Another six-year-old boy--Lennon's friend Hunter Carr--is at the center of a story that begins when Hunter's grandfather, an old hardrock miner named Ned Carr, is blown up in his apparently worthless silver mine. A dedicated troublemaker, Ned has irritated everyone in the area, from the violent environmental activists called the Green Briars to an even more dangerous (and better funded) right-wing group known as the Free West Rebellion. A violent story, softened by fine moments of fatherhood.

From the Publisher:

Ned Carr is a "hardrock stiff," a miner of the old school who for years has stubbornly held on to acres of prime real estate right in the middle of Aspen's most popular ski slope. Carr has a habit of feuding with everyone with whom he comes in contact--particularly the radical eco-warriers and their adversary, Skicorp, both of whom want to get their hands on Carr's land. Still Sheriff Kurt Muller (on sabbatical) has a soft spot for Carr. Following up a suspicious midnight phone call, Muller arrives the next morning at Carr's mine--just in time to witness the explosion that blows the old man to bits. Acting Sheriff Muffin Brown is convinced the explosion is an accident, but Muller's instincts tell him otherwise. Drawn into dangerous games of the militant "greenies" and the powerful corporate forces behind Skicorp Muller uncovers many a motive for murder. When Carr's mining associate is subsequently poisoned, his will disappears and with it any proof that Carr's young grandson is the heir to Carr's estate. Sheriff Kurt Muller once again finds his personal code of justice at odds with the limits of the law. Hardrock Stiff proves Thomas Zigal's talent for writing gritty, intricate suspense novels, and speaks to the issue at the heart of the contemporary American West: who owns the land?

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Thomas Zigal
ISBN 10: 1612187579 ISBN 13: 9781612187570
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Hardrock Stiff. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-9781612187570

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.14
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Thomas Zigal
Published by Brilliance Audio
ISBN 10: 1612187579 ISBN 13: 9781612187570
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Brilliance Audio. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 1612187579

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Thomas Zigal
Published by Amazon Publishing, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 1612187579 ISBN 13: 9781612187570
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Amazon Publishing, United States, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. Ned Carr is a miner, an irascible old coot who has held on to acres of prime real estate in the middle of Aspen s ski slopes. Carr feuds with everyone, including the ski company and eco-warriors who want to shut down his mines. Sheriff Kurt Muller is the only person with a soft spot for Carr. Following up a suspicious call, Muller rushes to Carr s mine--in time to witness the shaft explosion that kills him. Drawn into a dangerous covert war between militant greens and corporate forces grappling for control of the New West, Muller uncovers a conspiracy that could destroy his most cherished loves--the two children under his protection and the snowcapped wilderness he calls home. Bookseller Inventory # BRI9781612187570

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Thomas Zigal
Published by Thomas & Mercer (2011)
ISBN 10: 1612187579 ISBN 13: 9781612187570
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thomas & Mercer, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1612187579

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.02
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Thomas Zigal
Published by Amazon Publishing, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 1612187579 ISBN 13: 9781612187570
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Amazon Publishing, United States, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. Ned Carr is a miner, an irascible old coot who has held on to acres of prime real estate in the middle of Aspen s ski slopes. Carr feuds with everyone, including the ski company and eco-warriors who want to shut down his mines. Sheriff Kurt Muller is the only person with a soft spot for Carr. Following up a suspicious call, Muller rushes to Carr s mine--in time to witness the shaft explosion that kills him. Drawn into a dangerous covert war between militant greens and corporate forces grappling for control of the New West, Muller uncovers a conspiracy that could destroy his most cherished loves--the two children under his protection and the snowcapped wilderness he calls home. Bookseller Inventory # BRI9781612187570

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 19.56
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Thomas Zigal
Published by Amazon Publishing, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 1612187579 ISBN 13: 9781612187570
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Amazon Publishing, United States, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Ned Carr is a miner, an irascible old coot who has held on to acres of prime real estate in the middle of Aspen s ski slopes. Carr feuds with everyone, including the ski company and eco-warriors who want to shut down his mines. Sheriff Kurt Muller is the only person with a soft spot for Carr. Following up a suspicious call, Muller rushes to Carr s mine--in time to witness the shaft explosion that kills him. Drawn into a dangerous covert war between militant greens and corporate forces grappling for control of the New West, Muller uncovers a conspiracy that could destroy his most cherished loves--the two children under his protection and the snowcapped wilderness he calls home. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9781612187570

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 21.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Thomas Zigal
Published by Thomas & Mercer (2011)
ISBN 10: 1612187579 ISBN 13: 9781612187570
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thomas & Mercer, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. reprint edition. 327 pages. 8.00x5.50x1.00 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk1612187579

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.93
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Zigal, Thomas
Published by Thomas & Mercer (2011)
ISBN 10: 1612187579 ISBN 13: 9781612187570
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thomas & Mercer, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111612187579

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 37.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Thomas Zigal
ISBN 10: 1612187579 ISBN 13: 9781612187570
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
AussieBookSeller
(SILVERWATER, NSW, Australia)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 327 pages. 0.476. Bookseller Inventory # 9781612187570

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 19.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 37.00
From Australia to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Thomas Zigal
Published by Thomas & Mercer (2011)
ISBN 10: 1612187579 ISBN 13: 9781612187570
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thomas & Mercer, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 1612187579n

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 98.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds