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The sixth novel in the acclaimed Sean Stranahan mystery series

Sheriff Martha Ettinger reunites with once-again lover and sometime private detective Sean Stranahan to investigate the death of a woman who was stranded in a spring snowstorm. When a fly wallet is found in a pannier on the saddle of the woman's horse, the leather engraved with the initials EH, Stranahan shows the wallet to Patrick Willoughby, the president of the Madison River Liars and Fly Tiers Club. Only a few days before, Willoughby was approached by a man selling fishing gear that had belonged to a famous outdoorsman and writer. All the clues point to an obsession with Ernest Hemingway, and Sean soon finds himself on the trail of a missing steamer trunk rumored to contain not only the writer's valuable fly fishing gear but perhaps even priceless samples of his unpublished work.

The investigation leads Sean into the salacious world of Chinese traditional medicines and through one extraordinary chapter in Hemingway's life to another. From a trout river in Michigan where a woman grapples with the cold in her hands and heart to the ruins of Havana and finally to a cabin in Wyoming under the Froze to Death Plateau, Keith McCafferty's latest novel in the Sean Stranahan mystery series is a thrilling tale.

©2017 Keith McCafferty (P)2017 Recorded Books

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Very very good book

Great character development, interesting content, mystery is seen through thick opaque glass, and the overall feeling from the narratives one of lighthearted joy that all will be well. Conversational dialogue is excellent and real, perhaps the highlight of the book. The narration was simply excellent. Get the book and enjoy yourself. Mike Dunn

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If a mystery involves mountains, horses, fly fishing, Ernest Hemingway and a leisurely read of Literary Import...set in today's cell phone and high tech world...
well, I'll listen to it twice. I had trouble stopping for any interruption. Perfect for bored redtless minds on a hot, humid summer day.

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So much wandering.

My least favorite of the series to date. So much wandering, both physically and metaphorically, that eventually I just didn’t care anymore. But then, no one hits a home run every time at bat. (And as usual, my advice that the narrator check his pronunciations, especially regarding place names. Other than that, excellent job!)

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  • Diana
  • Murrieta, CA, United States
  • 02-12-18

Beautiful descriptors

Best one of the series I think , well at least a tie with Buffalo Jump.

Oh one comment to Rick Holmes: the nickname of a Subaru is not pronounced “subbie as in submarine “. But pronounced suby as is sue-bee. Just saying

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Just OK

I like this series, will read the next one, but found this story disappointing. Other reviewers loved it, but I found the story-line fragmented, difficult to swallow. The characters continue to be interesting.

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too much unrelated sex in. <br /><br />

too much emphasis on carnal activities unrelated and not necessary to story line which was excellent. nice to see wild Kitty and owner survived.

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Sad to finally be done with the series!

I really enjoyed these books, buying and listening to the whole series over the last month or so. Great job by both Keith McCafferty, with his depictive stories, and by Rick Holmes for narrating every book in the series and making me laugh inwardly every time he says "current."

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Good story.

Narrator is awesome. Good story . Rwcommend that your read but start with the first book.

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Interesting Premise

I seldom write reviews but thought this book was worth one. The premise of the story was interesting but felt like a cumbersome stretch. Having just discovered Keith McCafferty and listened to the first two books I've become hooked. I live in the Sierras, hunt, fly fish and know a lot of diverse people. The characters he has created are true and consistent. But this was my least favorite of the three. Rick Holmes has improved as a narrator and brings these diverse characters to life whether male, female, educated or not. Now off to the next book in the series.....

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  • Cynthia
  • BELLEVUE, WA, United States
  • 08-27-17

Too delicious!

I didn't think KM could write better than "Drop your gun, Martha" Buy he did