Ash Child by Peter Bowen audiobook

Ash Child

By Peter Bowen
Read by Jim Meskimen

Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio 9780312288501

The Gabriel Du Pré Mysteries: Book 9

5.63 Hours Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
  • $14.99

    ISBN: 9781978682238

Crystal meth, brushfires, and a murderer on the loose threaten Du Pré’s tranquil Montana town. Drought has come to Toussaint, Montana, and appendicitis has stricken the Mtis Indian tracker and investigator Gabriel Du Pré. His appendix is bad enough, but what really hurts is being trapped in the hospital when he learns that Maddy Collins has been killed. As far as Du Pré knows, no one in town had cause to dislike the harmless old coot, much less bash her head in with a cast-iron hatchet. When the doctors release him, he goes looking for answers. Du Pré suspects a pair of boys who, despite their good upbringing, have fallen in with a gang of meth dealers. Not long after the murder, they vanish. As the town is threatened by a forest fire, he hunts for the two young men, not knowing whether they are alive or dead. When the inferno reaches Toussaint, no one will be safe.

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Summary

Summary

Crystal meth, brushfires, and a murderer on the loose threaten Du Pré’s tranquil Montana town.

Drought has come to Toussaint, Montana, and appendicitis has stricken the Mtis Indian tracker and investigator Gabriel Du Pré. His appendix is bad enough, but what really hurts is being trapped in the hospital when he learns that Maddy Collins has been killed. As far as Du Pré knows, no one in town had cause to dislike the harmless old coot, much less bash her head in with a cast-iron hatchet. When the doctors release him, he goes looking for answers.

Du Pré suspects a pair of boys who, despite their good upbringing, have fallen in with a gang of meth dealers. Not long after the murder, they vanish. As the town is threatened by a forest fire, he hunts for the two young men, not knowing whether they are alive or dead. When the inferno reaches Toussaint, no one will be safe.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Bowen’s stories are always well constructed and very intelligent, but they are never about whodunit…The Du Pre stories are about a vanishing way of life and the determined souls who fight a rear-guard action to keep it alive. Du Pre and his Toussaint neighbors represent a proud rural America that resists the technological tsunami engulfing the land; they roll their own smokes, make music while they drink ditch whiskey, value old friends, and are suspicious of strangers. Don’t miss them in this dazzling entry in a wonderful series.” Booklist (starred review)
“Though there’s plenty of action, there’s also time to enjoy the laconic, highly nuanced language…It’s a pleasure to read a story that was clearly written with pleasure.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Peter Bowen

Author Bio: Peter Bowen

Peter Bowen lives in Livingston, Montana, and has worked as a cowboy, hunting and fishing guide, folksinger, poet, essayist, and novelist. He has written the Gabriel Du Pré mysteries in part because “the Métis are a great people, a wonderful people, and not many Americans know anything about them.”

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 5.63
Audience: Adult
Language: English