More and more I'm wondering why this writer isn't on the best-seller list. The opening chapter slugs you in the gut and the thing never lets up. His characters are vivid beyond imagining, filled with extreme but realistic scenarios, and having lived in that part of the country, personally, I can easily place myself there.
Stagger Bay rocks, as does Pearce Hansen's writing. If you're looking for an awesome can't-put-down read, check this one out. I really think you'll be pleased with the result. I deeply admire this author's skill.