DOUBLE-JACK MURDERS, THE by Patrick F. McManus - SIGNED FIRST EDITION BOOKSee all titles by Patrick F. McManus.
The eagerly awaited third novel in Patrick F. McManus's
bestselling mystery series finds Sheriff Bo Tully with his hands full
of elusive killers, eccentric backwoods characters, and irresistible
women in this latest romp through the wilds of Blight County, Idaho.
Bo Tully is the kind of western lawman who's as good with the ladies as
he is with his guns, and he never lets a death threat get in the way of
a good barbecue. He's a man with a sense of humor, which comes in handy
when trying to establish order in Blight County.
In this latest
tale, Tully pursues a seventy-five-year-old missing persons case in
which a pair of gold miners (a two-man drilling team known as a
double-jack) mysteriously disappeared just as they hit the mother lode
in a remote part of Blight County. Meanwhile, a second, more
threatening case looms large. After serving only two months of a life
sentence, a mentally unstable murderer named Kincaid — a nasty piece of
work if there ever was one — manages to escape prison, setting his
sights on killing the man who put him behind bars: one Sheriff Bo
Tully. In an effort to lead his would-be killer into the open, and also
to do a little gold prospecting and fishing while he's at it, Tully
heads north with his ex-sheriff father, Pap, and his friend and expert
tracker, Dave.As the two cases play themselves out, Sheriff
Tully finds himself hunting down one murderer who's probably long dead,
and being hunted by another who's very much alive. A fast-moving tale
of murder, mayhem, and mining, The Double-Jack Murders is Patrick F. McManus's darkest, most entertaining mystery yet.