Created by Peter Heller

At sixty or so, elegant, swellegant city gal CELINE is pretty much set in her ways. She's carved out a niche for herself as an ace tracker of missing persons, which pays for her tiny but cozy apartment at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge, and the finer things in life.

Sure, her empysema may slow her down a notch, and she may longer be a spring chicken, and her cultured manner and refined, artistic airs may suggest some delicate hothouse flower, but when the going gets tough, Celine can kick ass along with the best of 'em. And she isn't afraid to leave the pavement and the sidewalks behind if the case calls for it.

In her epontmous debut, Celine's travels all the way to Yellowstone Park on behalf of a young woman whose father, a wildlife photographer, disappeared somewhere on the border of Montana and Wyoming. Most folks assume he was the victim of a bear attack, but Celine and her partner soon begin to suspect something far more sinister is going on when they realize someone is following them.From the best-selling author of The Dog Stars and The Painter, a luminous, masterful novel of suspense--the story of Celine, an elegant, aristocratic private eye who specializes in reuniting families, trying to make amends for a loss in her own past.

An outdoorsman and whitewater kayaker, the author writes frequently about nature and travel. He's responsible for bestselling novels such as The Painter and The Dog Stars, and has penned several non-fiction books, including Set Free in China and The Whale Warriors. He holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop in both fiction and poetry, is a longtime contributor to NPR, and has had his work published in Outside, Men's Journal, and National Geographic Adventure.


Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.

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