It is not to be for his wife has died in a boating accident on the Snake River in Wyoming, and a depressed Hunt, increasingly willing to accept “special work” for a federal agency, is nearly killed in Guatemala, but is announced as having died of a stroke, and placed in a federal protection program with a new identity and location.
As Macduff Brooks, he moves between his new homes in Montana and Florida, but cannot escape his Guatemalan assailants who doubt that he died. A client is killed on his drift boat, and his cabin is rigged with bombs, not helping his new relationship with a New York investment-banker lady, who owns a ranch next to Brooks’ Montana cabin. In this third part of the Macduff Brooks fly fishing mystery series, Macduff and a client fishing on the Madison River in Montana watch as a drift boat with only one person on the boat, covered with a wicker basket and a wreath of mistletoe, approaches them. When closer, the person proves to be a friend of Macduff with a sign across a front vest of explosives that reads: “You’re Next, Lucinda!” The day is June 21st: the summer solstice. The result is a horrible explosion that kills Macduff's friend. On the September 21st fall equinox the pattern is repeated on the North Platte River in Wyoming. What will happen on the winter solstice?
About the Author:
M.W. Gordon taught international law for four decades at the University of Florida, Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, London School of Economics, Escuela Libre de Derecho in Mexico City, Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala, and the University of Frankfurt. He has authored dozens of books and articles, and traveling widely lecturing for the State Department and Council on Foreign Relations.
Changing focus, he stopped teaching, built a wooden drift boat named Osprey, and became a fly fishing guide. He divides his time between the salt-marsh flats below St. Augustine, Florida, and the creeks and rivers of Wyoming and Montana. He has floated Osprey numerous times, including rescuing a father and young children after their over-loaded drift boat crashed into trees and sank on the Snake River in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He has worked with Project Healing Waters in Montana, taking combat wounded disabled vets fly fishing on the Yellowstone River. His author-wife Buff and he live in Summer Haven, south of St. Augustine, with their Sheltie, Macduff.