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"Keith McCafferty is a top-notch, first-rate, can't-miss novelist."
--C.J. Box, #1 New York Times bestselling author

The seventh novel in the acclaimed Sean Stranahan mystery series

Scarecrows are appearing in the cliffs above the Smith River in Montana, and state investigator Harold Little Feather, is trying to discover the culprit behind the menacing hay figures. On the surface, the incidents are related to a copper mining project that threatens the river, but his investigation takes an ominous turn when a little girl claims that a scarecrow chased her in the night, and a decapitated body is found in the park.

At the same time, Sean Stranahan and "Rainbow" Sam Meslik have been contracted as guides to float a party down the river, which includes the manager of the mine project, Brad Yeager; Bart Trueblood, the president of "Save Our Smith," a grassroots organization devoted to stopping the project; and the documentarian filming them. Both men grew up on the Smith on neighboring ranches, and as they travel further down the river, it's revealed that the two have a shared history that runs much deeper and darker than their opposing viewpoints.

About the Author

Keith McCafferty

Keith McCafferty is the Survival and Outdoor Skills Editor of Field & Stream. He has written articles for publications as diverse as Fly Fisherman Magazine, Mother Earth News, Grays Sporting Journal and the Chicago Tribune, and on subjects ranging from mosquitoes to wolves to mercenaries and exorcism. Based in Montana and working on assignment around the globehe recently spent a month in India trekking the Himalayas, fishing for golden mahseer and studying tigersKeith has won numerous awards, including the Robert Traver Award for angling literature. He has twice been a finalist for a National Magazine Award.

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