When outspoken radio talk show host Philip Long is kidnapped and murdered, Detective Macy Greeley leaves her young son in the care of her mother and heads up to remote Walleye Junction, Montana to take charge of the investigation. It is initially believed that Long’s murder is the result of a controversial radio show he’s done on the rise of far right militias in the state. Within days the two kidnappers are found dead following a massive heroin overdose, and the authorities are hopeful the investigation is finished. But there are too many discrepancies for Macy to settle for obvious answers. The kidnapper’s bodies have been moved, their son is on the run and a series of anonymous emails point investigators toward the murky world of prescription painkiller abuse. Macy soon finds herself immersed in small town intrigues as she races to find who’s really responsible for Philip Long’s murder.
Meanwhile, Philip Long’s daughter Emma is dealing with her own problems. It’s been twelve years since she left Walleye Junction after her best friend died from a drug overdose. Emma finds that little in Walleye Junction has changed in her absence. She is also becoming increasingly uneasy as the familiar surroundings stir up memories that are best forgotten.
With Walleye Junction, a taut, propulsive mystery, Karin Salvalaggio will once again grip readers from the opening page to the stunning conclusion.
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In this stirring follow-up to 2014’s Bone Dust White, -Salvalaggio not only crafts a suspenseful mystery but also underscores the dire need in this country to recognize and treat veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. —The Library Journal
"Riveting...[Salvalaggio] illuminates her dark story with deeply realized characters— Grace and Macy are particularly memorable—as well as richly descriptive prose...A stunning debut, Bone Dust White marks the beginning of what promises to be Salvalaggio’s stellar career."—Richmond Times-Dispatch
"Karin Salvalaggio is an exciting new voice in crime fiction...[and] she continues to receive critical praise for her heroine, Detective Macy Greeley."—Huffington Post
"Salvalaggio's characters and the landscape of their lives are astutely drawn." –Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
In Salvalaggio’s absorbing second mystery Det. Macy Greeley ... investigates the shooting murder of 26-year-old John Dalton, a highly decorated veteran of the Afghanistan war ... raising the tension all the way to the cliffhanger ending. The rugged Montana terrain matches the ruggedness of its inhabitants.--Publishers Weekly
The dense web of characters contrasts with the spare style in this sequel to Bone Dust White (2014). Salvalaggio devotes as much attention to personalities as to the events that pull people together and drive them apart.--Kirkus