Cold Quiet Country

Cold Quiet Country

Book - 2012
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On his last day in power, with a blizzard threatening 18 inches of snow, Sheriff Bittersmith's is called to the scene of a crime. A farmer has been stabbed clean through the neck with a pitchfork. Two sets of tracks lead from the barn, and the dead man's frantic wife exclaims her daughter is missing. Convinced it was Gale G'Wain, the orphan who worked at the farm, Bittersmith follows the vanishing footprints into the storm.

Three miles away, Gale G'Wain is alone and close to dead. He's holed up in an empty farmhouse, half-dressed and nearly dead after falling through lake ice. Innocent, but unlikely to ever stand trial in a town as corrupt as Bittersmith, he loads his gun and prepares to defend himself against the dead man's bloodthirsty sons and the Sheriff's Department.

Set in small town Wyoming in the 70s and unfolding in a single day, Clayton Lindemuth's debut novel, Cold Quiet Country, explores small-town corruption and the lengths some people will go to exact revenge.

Publisher: Petaluma, CA : M P Pub., 2012
ISBN: 9781849821667
1849821666
Branch Call Number: FICTION Lindemuth 2012
Characteristics: 321 p. ; 22 cm

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kelliyfults
Jun 16, 2014

cruel and beautiful. no one is safe. all is grey: sky, land, choices. Mr. Lindemuth has written a deeply disturbing story, and done it well! Who knew Greek tragedy came frost-bitten...

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