Rising to a height of more than 6,200 feet, New Hampshire's Mount Washington is the tallest mountain in the northeastern United States. The weather is often horrific, the terrain treacherous. Add a lurking homicidal maniac to this dramatic setting and you can count on one thing: a gripping, action-packed read from Tom Eslick. When a boy is reported missing on Mount Washing-ton, Will Buchanan - high school science teacher and part-time search-and-rescue volunteer - springs into action. The search takes a surprising turn when Will spots a torn piece of red shirt fluttering on a tree just off the trail. It belongs, he soon discovers, to a woman lying in a shallow grave nearby, the second woman to be found murdered on the mountain in the last month. Is there a connection between the two deaths? As Will and Laurie, his girlfriend and the local sheriff, begin their investigation, they discover something much more sinister was going on than they'd ever imagined. A blend of a brilliantly rendered setting and expert storytelling, Mountain Peril is another exhilarating mystery told with Eslick's own brand of white-knuckle suspense.
Used availability for Tom Eslick's Mountain Peril
March 2005 : USA Hardback