Du Pré investigates a gold mining company whose pollution might be poisoning the children of a nearby reservation
Something is rotten in the Fort Belknap Reservation. Life has always been tough on this barren stretch just south of the Canadian border, but now the children are dying. While playing his fiddle in a reservation bar, part-time deputy Gabriel Du Pré meets an accordionist who suspects that the children’s health defects and low test scores are connected to the nearby Persephone mine.
Meanwhile, Du Pré investigates the disappearance of one of the afflicted children. When the boy turns up dead, the accordionist’s theory gains credence. It wouldn’t be the first time that the rich men of Montana found wealth at the expense of the reservation’s children.
About the Author
Best known for his contemporary mystery novels set in the American West and featuring mixed-race lawman Gabriel Du Pré, Peter Bowen is also the author of the Yellowstone Kelly books. The New York Times Book Review raved that "Peter Bowen writes mysteries that are truly mysterious — informed by Western legend, steeped in Indian superstition. . . . Riding with Du Pré is some kind of enchantment." Bowen lives in Montana.