The Stick Game

The Stick Game

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Baker & Taylor
Gabriel Du PrT gets more than he bargained in a new case that finds him investigating the disappearance of a sixteenyearold boy and a mysterious rumor about a gold mine near an Indian reservation.

McMillan Palgrave
With their exceptional characterizations, evocative setting, and smartly plotted mysteries, Peter Bowen's Montana novels have always fascinated readers and critics alike. In The Stick Game, Bowen's lyrical, spare writing carries us once again to a part of the country few of us know much about.

The latest installment in this unique series finds amateur sleuth and cattle rancher Gabriel Du Pre uncovering the dirty secrets of an industrial gold mine and searching for a troubled teenage boy. At a trading fair in rural Montana, Du Pre and his longtime love Madelain run into Jeanne now worries about the disappearance of her sixteen-year-old son, Danny. Meanwhile, Du Pre befriends a musician from Fort Belknap Reservation who introduces him to disturbing parallels between the huge incidence of birth defects in the Indian population there and the activities of the persephone gold mine located near the reservation. With some reluctance, Du Pre agrees to look into both problems.

But then Danny's body is found in a well, and Du Pre discovers a link between the boy's life and what goes on at Fort Belknap. Working with a doctor who's long been concerned about Persephone's practices, Du Pre dangerously confronts the indifference and recklessness of the industrial mine.

Perfectly capturing the cadences of Metis life, Peter Bowen beautifully depicts the people and landscape of remote Montana.


Blackwell North Amer
In The Stick Game, amateur sleuth and cattle rancher Gabriel Du Pre, at a trading fair in rural Montana with his longtime love Madelaine, runs into Jeanne, a cousin and childhood friend of Madelaine's. Having recently gotten her life back on track after the end of an abusive marriage, Jeanne now worries about the disappearance of her sixteen-year-old son, Danny. Meanwhile, Du Pre befriends a musician from Fort Belknap Reservation who introduces him to disturbing parallels between the huge incidence of birth defects in the Indian population there and the activities of the Persephone gold mine located near the reservation. With some reluctance, Du Pre agrees to look into both problems.
But then Danny's body is found in a well, and Du Pre discovers a link between the boy's life and what goes on at Fort Belknap. Working with a doctor who's long been concerned about Persephone's practices, Du Pre dangerously confronts the indifference and recklessness of the industrial mine.

Baker
& Taylor

Gabriel Du Pre gets more than he bargained for in a case that finds him investigating the disappearance of a sixteen-year-old boy and a mysterious rumor about a gold mine near an Indian reservation

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, c2000
ISBN: 9780312202972
0312202970
Branch Call Number: F BOW
Characteristics: 282 p. ; 22 cm

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