1998 "First Edition" stated on copyright page; Hyperion publishers, New York; hardbound in tan and black boards with gilt stamp lettering along spine; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket very good.
Big Sky, Old Bones, and Murderous Obsession. Blue Deer, Montana Has it All...
A Cleveland hunter has just shot off his best friend's hand and the first blizzard fo the season was blowing into Blue Deer, Montana, when a camper found an old skeleton on Magpie Island. Sheriff Jules Clement, one-time archeologist, now his hometown's cop, relishes the chance to identify the remains. In a small-town job riddled with gas station robberies and domestic abuse, the bones offer a chance to use his skills..a diversion from a dying love affair..and a break from hunting a rapist who continues to strike. But old bones bring new troubles--the kind that have Jules questioning his own friends and family, stripping away his last illusions about justice...and the kind that can get a lawman killed in a Montana minute.