|DAVID RILEY BERTSCH|
|David Bertsch is the author of the Jake Trent series, set in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. "Death Canyon" debuted in 2013 to strong reviews. The thrilling followup "River of No Return" will be available Fall 2014 from Scribner, a division of Simon and Schuster.|
Three bodies. Two national parks. One rogue fishing guide.
The first book in a debut thriller series featuring attorney-turned-fishing-guide Jake Trent, whose idyllic life is upended when he finds himself at the center of a series of grisly killings set around picturesque Jackson Hole.
It’s early summer in Jackson, Wyoming, and former east coast prosecutor and now fishing guide Jake Trent is wading through a swift current of local politics, introspection, and tragedy. Three seemingly unrelated deaths have occurred in one day—unheard of in the scenic valley of Jackson Hole. A skier perishes in a freak late-season avalanche. A French couple is discovered mutilated on a remote trail in Grand Teton National Park—presumably by a bear. On the Snake River, Jake himself finds the body of an expensively-attired tourist fisherman. Meanwhile, a series of small earthquakes—not to mention a bitter dispute between land developers and a cultish group of environmentalists—has left the townspeople uneasy.
Before long, the plausible explanations for each death dissolve. Could there be a sinister connection among them? When fresh evidence points to him as a suspect, Jake Trent is put on the defensive. Is someone out to frame him? Can Trent keep his past demons at bay while he tries to discover the truth behind the mysterious deaths?
Defying the police, Jake teams up with park ranger NoelleKlimpton, a loner beauty, to get to the bottom of this series of disturbing events. The trail leads right to the region’s crown-jewel attraction: Yellowstone. What they discover will put all their lives at risk…
Death Canyon marks the debut of a major new talent in suspense fiction.