Reveille In Markleeville Station (Hardcover)

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The close-knit Sierra Nevada Mountain town of Markleeville Station is peaceful, where serious crimes never occur. Fly fishing for trout is sacrosanct to its few residents. The local's creed harbors a severe disdain for out-of-town "meat draggers" who fish for their super trout with live bait. The East Carson River flows through the town to Nevada. The river's waters can rush and also slow to be mirror-like smooth on top, but make no mistake, a strong undercurrent flows below, especially when the son of a wealthy and influential man vanishes from Markleeville Station.

Many years later, a local boy returns home to Markleeville Station - now a decorated commander of the Navy SEALS. Soon after his return, the town elects him sheriff. He assumes that he will spend most of his time fly fishing for his nemesis, a famous super trout known as Goliath. However, his plans change when a carpetbagging bait fisherman turns up dead.

The sheriff's investigation uncovers shocking truths about the people of Markleeville Station and much more. His once peaceful life gets further complicated after a thousand-year monsoonal storm devastates the town, uncovering a mass gravesite and exposing the skeletal remains of six new bodies, all seemingly killed in the same manner as the first bait fisherman - shot by a fixed-blade broadhead hunting arrow.

Reveille In Markleeville Station is a whodunit with layers of personal conflicts between the many colorful personalities living in a remote Sierra Nevada Mountain town. The tension-filled portrayal of small-town life in Markleeville Station, tested loyalty, and dysfunctional family dynamics simmers under the backdrop of the new sheriff's hunt for a potential serial killer with an appetite for murdering interloping meat draggers.

Product Details
ISBN: 9798822900806
Publisher: Palmetto Publishing
Publication Date: March 7th, 2023
Pages: 240
Language: English


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