Making Bones

Making Bones Could investigating murders be a turn on Before she hooked up with a cop Izzy Sain hadn t given the notion any thought But she s surprised at how much fun it turns out to be and how chasing down a ps

  • Title: Making Bones
  • Author: Bill Vaughn
  • ISBN: 9780939872183
  • Page: 290
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Could investigating murders be a turn on Before she hooked up with a cop Izzy Sain hadn t given the notion any thought But she s surprised at how much fun it turns out to be, and how chasing down a psychopath with a guy you like puts a brand new spin on the whole boy girl thing The story opens on two brothers working a secret dig to excavate a world class fossil in MontCould investigating murders be a turn on Before she hooked up with a cop Izzy Sain hadn t given the notion any thought But she s surprised at how much fun it turns out to be, and how chasing down a psychopath with a guy you like puts a brand new spin on the whole boy girl thing The story opens on two brothers working a secret dig to excavate a world class fossil in Montana s remote Missouri Breaks when unexpected company arrives Four years later, Izzy, a cattleman s daughter working as a professional photographer, is on a river trip with her old pals and her new lover, a Bureau of Land Management ranger, when she comes across a grisly find Because she grew up in the Breaks and knows about this fever dream terrain than anyone, she s recruited as a special BLM deputy to help investigate what appears to be a double homicide related to the increasingly lucrative trade in Cretaceous fossils stolen from Federal land So begins a torrid, physical, hilarious and frightening summer of cop work and cop love, farm implement demolition derbies, screeching parties, luscious home cooking, and stunning photography that takes Izzy to a holographic theater operated by fundamentalist Christians in Alberta, a Hollywood dinner, and back to the Breaks, where two victims tied to fossil poaching are discovered In the end it s Izzy all alone against the killer deep inside one of the strangest and most dangerous landscapes in the world.

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    1. Here's the review I wrote for the Missoula Independent:I love a book where the environment becomes as key to the story as any living character. I love the difficulties it presents for furthering the plot, the way it forces the action to jump through certain hoops. Thunderstorms and slick roads. Vast, empty spaces where help is hours away, even if one can get a cell signal. In his debut novel, Bill Vaughn captures such Montana-specific challenges in an exciting, fast-paced romp of a crime story.T [...]

    2. An absolute winner — I’m serious.Not “country noir”, since it lacks the sense of existential hopelessness that I always associate with that greasy genre. The True West shines through in this one, with a truly admirable character at the center: Elizabeth Sain, freshly returned from California after the death of her parents to cope with a mortgage that feels like more than one albatross around her neck — a temporary boyfriend auditioning for a permanent role — and the opportunity to pu [...]

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