Lake of Fire (Allison Coil Mystery #4) (Paperback)
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This is book number 4 in the Allison Coil Mystery series.
Kim's Holiday Staff Pick, December 2015:
For mystery solvers.
The Allison Coil mysteries take place in the Flat Tops Wilderness and follow Allison Coil, a hunting guide who often seems to find herself on the trail of a killer and outside the purview of the law.
In the fourth book of the Allison Coil mysteries, Lake of Fire, the Flat Tops have been set ablaze during a harsh drought. Allison is alerted to a corpse discovered near the epicenter of the blaze. If Allison continues to probe into the investigation of who is behind the murder and arson, her world will be turned upside down.
The beautiful, harsh setting of the Flat Tops (our backyard!) attracts environmentalists, reality show survivalists, ranchers and anti-Government fanatics.
— From December 2015 Holiday Staff Picks
A giant wildfire is roaring through Colorado's Flat Tops Wilderness. The massive blaze is wiping out Allison Coil's precious hunting grounds, and the flames have set their sights on the beautiful ranch owned by her boyfriend's family.
Allison and longtime friend Trudy are shocked to learn that a body has been found in the fire ravaged forest--a friend who was a reclusive environmentalist with an unorthodox idea for the battle against global warming. Along with reporter Duncan Bloom, Allison burrows into an underground group of anti-government extremists. As they strike close to home and hurt those closest to her, Allison vows hell might not be punishment enough for this cabal of sinister fanatics.
"Lake of Fire swirls into an environmental inferno that reads all too true--Mark Stevens writes like wildfire."--Craig Johnson, author of The Walt Longmire Novels, basis for the hit series Longmire
"Thrilling, irresistible."--Kirkus Reviews
"A complex story of murder, mayhem and misguided patriotism in Colorado's high country."--The Denver Post
"An engrossing read."--Mystery Scene
"A gripping gumshoe narrative."--The Aspen Times
"Mark Stevens is at the top of his game."--Margaret Coil, New York Times bestselling author of The Wind River Mysteries"Mark Stevens is one heckuva storyteller, and Lake of Fire is a riveting page-turner of the highest order." --Scott Graham, National Outdoor Book Award-winning author Dark Waters and the bestselling Birdwatcher's Mystery Series
"And most of all, you'll root for the smartest, coolest heroine this side of the Mississippi: Allison Coil. Try not to tear the pages as you turn them furiously."--James W. Ziskin, atuhor of Stone Cold Dead and The Ellie Stone Mystery Series
About the Author
Mark Stevens (Denver, CO) worked as a reporter for The Christian Science Monitor, The Rocky Mountain News, The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, The Denver Post, and Denver Public Schools. He is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, and the Colorado Authors League.