Montana Cover


By Gwen Florio

The Permanent Press, Hardcover, 9781579623364, 208pp.

Publication Date: November 13, 2013

Foreign correspondent Lola Wicks is pissed. Downsized from her Kabul posting, her editor reassigns her to a stateside suburban beat formerly the province of interns. Arriving in Montana for some R&R at a friend's cabin, her friend is nowhere in sight.

Anger turns to terror when Lola discovers her friend shot dead. She can't get out of Montana fast enough, but finds that she can't leave as she's held as a potential witness, thwarting her plan to return to Afghanistan on her own and have her editors change their minds. Her best hope lies in solving the case herself.

About the Author
Veteran journalist GWEN FLORIO has covered stories ranging from the shootings at Columbine High School, the trial of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, the glitz of the Miss America pageant, and the more practical Miss Navajo contest whose participants slaughter a sheep. Reporting from Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia, as well as Lost Springs, Wyoming (population: three), her journalism has twice been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and her short fiction for the Pushcart Prize.