Death Saint Manny Rivera Mystery Series Book 6 #ad - With reluctant and sometimes non-existent assistance from the local sheriff, he enters a community of people unwilling to open up with him because of a centuries-old distrust of outsiders--outsiders were the ones who stole their land grant. He slowly penetrates their hardened attitude toward strangers and learns about a series of bizarre events which took place there fifteen years ago.
As layers of the case are peeled away, he begins to understand the complexities behind a number of mysterious deaths.
Deadly Games Manny Rivera Mystery Series Book 5Monticello Press #ad - Things quickly get out of hand, leading to devastating consequences. Lamont’s plan is to resurrect the sagebrush rebellion of the 1980s, and mining, timber cutting, a time when the hard working citizens who lived in the West and used public lands for cattle grazing, fought against the Bureau of Land Management and its burdensome environmental regulations.
He’s creative and effective, and wastes no time pitting environmentalists against cattlemen who graze their herds on public lands. By re-igniting the flames of discontent in rural Utah, Lamont hopes to turn the voting public against Monroe. Lamont hires a political operative by the name of Oblonsky who specializes in dirty tricks.
Deadly Games Manny Rivera Mystery Series Book 5 #ad - . In the quiet library of his luxurious penthouse apartment in Washington, DC, Chairman of a large industrial conglomerate, Wallace Lamont, plots the defeat of Congressman Matthew Monroe in the upcoming primary election. The congressman, a staunch environmentalist from southern Utah, is blocking a large contract that Lamont’s firm desperately needs.
Oblonsky arrives in Moab, Utah, and takes steps to stir up trouble.
The Shaman's Secret Manny Rivera Mystery Series Book 7Monticello Press #ad - With the help of a smart, young anthropologist, Rivera plunges into the past to unravel a sequence of bizarre events underlying a shocking murder. In pursuit of the shooter, deputy sheriff Manny Rivera stumbles upon another crime linked to the activities of a Ute medicine man who roamed those same lands in the early 1700s.
A member of "the keepers of order, " an armed militia determined to hunt down the culprits who have been poaching bighorn sheep, is shot while patrolling one of the remotest parts of Utah's rugged backcountry. In the end, he’s once again forced to choose between enforcing the letter of the law and serving the cause of justice.
MoonShadow Murder Manny Rivera Mystery Series Book 4Monticello Press #ad - The other residents of the commune, an unusual collection of dropouts from society, are all potential suspects as Deputy Sheriff Manny Rivera tries to make sense of an odd collection of clues. A nineteen-year-old girl named Sunshine disappears one evening from the backcountry commune where she lives. She's found the next day about a mile away, dead by strangulation.
. In the end, the deputy's own life is endangered as he gets closer to understanding the motive for Sunshine's murder.
Trails of Deception Manny Rivera Mystery Series Book 3Monticello Press #ad - But a subsequent sequence of deadly crimes suggests a more sinister motive, one which also threatens the deputy's life. Deputy sheriff manny rivera suspects the killing is related to recent demonstrations and acts of lawlessness fomented by the radicalized Heritage Protection Society, an organization dedicated to the protection of ancient-Indian burial sites.
The story is set in the majestic red rock canyon country that surrounds Moab, Utah. That same day, he's found brutally murdered. A ruthless pothunter in search of valuable artifacts ravages an ancient-Indian burial site in the beautiful LaSal Mountains of southeastern Utah.
Coyote's Regret Manny Rivera Mystery Series Book 8Monticello Press #ad - Matthew and wilma mason, a married couple from san francisco on a driving tour of southwest national parks, are found shot to death in the remote and rugged backcountry of southeast Utah. A revolver clutched in matthew’s hand suggests a murder-suicide, but Deputy Sheriff Manny Rivera thinks otherwise.
In his mind, there are too many unanswered questions. Why had the masons, detoured from the planned vacation route shown on their map? why had they left the comfort of paved roads for rough, gravel back roads that led to nowhere in particular? Why had they driven to the place where they were found, at age 68, next to an abandoned grass airstrip? And most peculiar of all, why were they dressed like hippies from the 1960s?
February's Files Manny Rivera Mystery Series Book 2Monticello Press #ad - Cause of death: a bullet to the back of the head. In the end, he is torn by a moral dilemma, testing his commitment to the letter of the law. Even small towns have secrets worth killing for. To solve the case, he must unravel a series of four puzzling questions. The victim turns out to be a controversial investigative journalist from New York City who moved to Moab a few years earlier for some peace and quiet.
He got too close to a well-kept secret and that eventually cost him his life. Manny rivera, a Grand County deputy sheriff, is assigned the case. He couldn't shut off his investigative instincts and began probing into a dangerous situation about which the town folk were totally unaware. Time is of the essence, as an unsolved murder in the backcountry will inevitably inhibit tourism, Moab's sole economic driver.
February's Files Manny Rivera Mystery Series Book 2 #ad - A skeleton in a makeshift stone grave is discovered on a remote bluff overlooking Labyrinth Canyon in southeast Utah. That's what he found, but only for a little while.
Artifacts of Death Manny Rivera Mystery Series Book 1Monticello Press #ad - But he's actually up against an intelligent and cunning adversary driven by greed who's discovered a long-forgotten cave containing a collection of rare museum-quality Indian artifacts. Local politicians and merchants are exerting strong pressure on the sheriff for a quick resolution to the case as the killing is threatening to disrupt the upcoming tourist season, Moab's sole source of economic activity.
Strange events which took place in 1938 lead to the present-day cold-blooded killing of a ranch hand in the remote canyon country near Moab, Utah. The only clue besides a 9-mm bullet in the victim's head is an ancient-Indian potsherd stuck into his chest. Deputy sheriff manny rivera is assigned the case and judges it's related to a drug deal gone bad.
Artifacts of Death Manny Rivera Mystery Series Book 1 #ad - After all, who would want to explore the backcountry with a killer on the loose out there?In the end, Rivera faces an ethical dilemma: Should he enforce the letter of the law or serve the cause of justice? And a woman learns the answer to a question that's been haunting her for seventy years.
Chattering Blue Jay: Gabriel Hawke NovelWindtree Press #ad - Killer on the loose. Tracking Rivalry. Revenge could get them killed. Fish and wildlife oregon state trooper Gabriel Hawke is set to teach a class at a Search and Rescue conference in Idaho when a dangerous inmate breaks out of prison. Before the dust settles, the other tracker is dead and Hawke is twisting in the wind for letting the possible killer get away.
It is believed the man is headed to Hells Canyon. Hawke is enlisted to find the escapee. He’s paired with a boastful tracker who doesn’t follow directions, making them both targets.
The Ghost Rock Cafe Bud Shumway Mystery Series Book 1Yellow Cat Publishing #ad - Others think it was done by a bigfoot who has roamed the area for years, killing cattle and leaving people so traumatized that they never want to go into the wilderness again. The settings are unique and have a great western flavor. But sheriff shumway can’t afford to believe in Bigfoot, given the huge area he’s responsible for, most of it wildlands.
Set at the ghost rock cafe, high on the wild and mysterious San Rafael Swell, scared to death, this mystery will have you laughing, and wondering if Bigfoot might really exist. Excellent!"—roger Dean Miller, Geologist. In any case, you’ll find out who really killed the hermit of Swasey’s Cabin, and it may not be who you think.
The Ghost Rock Cafe Bud Shumway Mystery Series Book 1 #ad - And if you enjoy this book, " book #3, you'll also enjoy "the Slickrock Cafe book #2 of the Bud Shumway mystery series, "The Paradox Cafe, and "The No Delay Cafe book #4. I couldn’t put this book down. If you like mysteries, weener dogs, ravens, missing cattle who really aren’t missing, and the wilderness, movie producers, dynamite truck drivers, floods, Indian pots, Bigfoot, geology students, ranchers, this book has it all—including trains, watermelon farmers, stretch Hummers.
. The list is endless and makes for a wild and sometimes terrifying tale, but one that’s a real page-turner, tons of fun, and a great read. Rusty wilson, author of "rusty Wilson’s Bigfoot Campfire Stories""A very entertaining read.
The Collector: A Navajo Nation Mystery#ad - It soon becomes clear the only thing that will make Lucy’s work more valuable. Is her death. The family decides they need help…and fast. In a last-ditch stand against imported killers is there no one Charlie and his friends can trust? Will it fall to a stranger to intervene and is it really a stranger?
The fbi sweeps in to discover a decades-old trail of deceit and betrayal as the darker days of Lucy’s past come back to haunt her. When the local trader is found murdered the only clue points directly at Lucy Tallwoman. Caught up in a chilling plot to control the burgeoning trade in Native American art Investigator Charlie Yazzie finds himself dangerously out of his league as two billionaire collectors struggle to dominate the market.