Trapline (Allison Coil Mystery #3) (Paperback)

By Mark Stevens

Midnight Ink, 9780738741642, 408pp.

Publication Date: November 8, 2014

List Price: 14.99*
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A chewed-up corpse high in the Flat Tops Wilderness Area leaves Colorado hunting guide Allison Coil mystified. Obvious signs suggest the dead man is the victim of a mountain lion attack, but Allison's instincts tell her otherwise. Miles away in down- town Glenwood Springs, a controversial candidate for U.S. Senate is shot during a campaign stop as news-paper reporter Duncan Bloom watches, dodging the long-range gunfire. Trapline follows Coil and Bloom as their investigations collide, exposing the dark depths of human indifference.

Winner of the 2015 Colorado Book Award for Mystery


"A chilling tale."--The Denver Post

"Allison's third adventure . . . combines a loving portrait of a beautiful area with an ugly, all-too-believable conspiracy that could have been ripped from today's headlines."--Kirkus Reviews

"Readers will enjoy the fast-paced action."--Mystery Scene

"A well-executed and suspenseful narrative . . . The book is a thrilling read."--The Aspen Times

"Stevens has a clean style and keeps the plot moving."--Albuquerque Free Press

" Mark Stevens] weaves a brilliant tale that makes it difficult to put the book down."--Colorado Country Times

"Thrilling, complex, and well-crafted with more twists and turns than a high road through the Rocky Mountains . . . No doubt about it, Mark Stevens is an author to watch "--Margaret Coel, New York Times bestselling author of the Wind River Mystery series

"Trapline rings as true as the beautiful mountains and valleys that frame this exciting, tense drama of today's Colorado."--Manuel Ramos, award-winning author of Desperado: A Mile High Noir

About the Author

Mark Stevens (Denver, CO) worked as a reporter for The Christian Science Monitor, The Rocky Mountain News, The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, The Denver Post, and Denver Public Schools. He is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, and the Colorado Authors League.