The Clinch Knot
, 3rd in John Galligan's "Ned Ogilvie Fly Fishing Mysteries", is a small-town amateur sleuth crime thriller, free courtesy of Adams Media's Tyrus imprint.
Currently free @ Amazon UK
, will no doubt show up in the main store
and likely elsewhere later.
#4, The Wind Knot
, was previously offered as a freebie in August
, in multiple stores, and it and #2 The Blood Knot
, are both available to borrow in the Kindle Lending Library for US Amazon Prime members.
I do kind of wonder what's going to happen when the marketing department runs out of reasonably plausible un-silly-sounding fly-fishing-related "The [INSERT NOUN HERE] Knot" titles to use further along the series.
The Dog is in Livingston, Montana, daydreaming about fishing the Stone and, as usual, subsisting on Swisher Sweets, vodka-Tang, and the hope that pretending to forget will be enough.
He's forged a few tenuous friendships, and now finds himself watching from the bank as troubled local girl Jesse Ringer leads D'Ontario Sneed into the swift current of young love. It's sweet, really . . . but some of the locals object to the relationship on the basis of Sneed's skin color.
Then the unthinkable: vibrant, wild Jesse is found shot in the head, and Sneed is passed out in her car, gun beside him, window seams taped, and engine running. Sneed is hospitalized for severe carbon monoxide poisoning and can't string together a sentence to defend himself, so it falls to the Dog.
If only the Dog could run from his life without ending up in the tangle and snarl of the lives of others. A man who wants to lose himself in the current must be careful of his backcast; it'll always keep him tethered to a life he's trying to forget.