Under Tower Peak

Under Tower Peak

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After two tours as a sniper in Iraq, Tommy Smith has returned to his former life as a cowboy and wilderness guide in California's Sierra Nevada, hoping to reclaim the simplicity of his youth and heal the wounds the world can't see. When, high on a mountain pass, he and his partner find the wrecked plane of a billionaire adventurer who disappeared months earlier, a seemingly innocent act triggers a breathtaking cycle of violence that threatens Tommy's world. Soon he is enmeshed in the struggle between the billionaire's trophy wife and wannabe drug lord son and their allies. Every effort to set things right draws him deeper into a bad situation and closer to needing those deadly skills that he had hoped to leave behind forever.

With lean, efficient prose and dialogue that crackles with repartee, Bart Paul has written a contemporary thriller of steadily mounting suspense and ruthless action. He captures both the beauty of the high mountain wilderness and the laconic rhythms of the outfitters' lives. In Tommy Smith he offers a protagonist whose cool competence, home-grown decency, and clarity of purpose in the face of danger suggest a brotherhood with heroes from the likes of Ernest Hemingway and Cormac McCarthy.

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Publisher: New York : Arcade Publishing, 2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781611458367
1611458366
Branch Call Number: PAUL B
Characteristics: 276 p. ; 22 cm.

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Nov 27, 2016

Interesting to learn about some of the details of a backcountry guide's daily life. Some interesting surprise twists in the tale. Reminds me of Craig Johnson, but a different line of work and people/places that author views the world from. I read his second novel as well and enjoyed that. Likable main character, even as a sniper. Look forward to more.

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Sep 03, 2016

This book was amazing! A lot like a craig Johnson r c.j.box type of western mystery. Easy going and full of intrigue. Wish we had more of his books.

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Nov 27, 2016

altybiz thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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