By Neil McMahon
Harper Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780061340772, 288pp.
Publication Date: August 2009
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After a twenty-year absence Renee Callister is back in Helena, Montana, to bury her estranged father. John Callister was a local pariah believed to have had a hand in his wife's murder when she was protesting the opening of a controversial silver mine. But the discovery of disturbing photographs and one silver earring in her father's home is causing Renee to reexamine her stepmother's death in a shocking new light--and sending her to Hugh Davoren for help.
A California expatriate, Hugh Davoren makes his living under Montana's Big Sky, working as a carpenter with his Blackfoot pal Madbird--and he's always there for a friend. But the truth Renee Callister seeks is buried in dark and dangerous places, and Davoren's going to make some powerful, unforgiving enemies when he digs too deep.
“Reading DEAD SILVER is like discovering that the great Raymond Chandler wrote a mystery about Montana. ”
“Imagine the Lone Ranger and Tonto as a pair of witty, profane, shot-and-beer construction workers. . . It’s a terrific read-worldly-wise, scary, and as fast moving as a runaway truck on a steep mountain grade.”
-Larry Watson, author of Montana 1948