Edgar Award winner Eliot Pattison returns with his third Bone Rattler mystery, set in 1760 America (following Eye of the Raven). Scottish exile Duncan McCallum has begun to settle into a new life in the colonies despite the wars of the British and French, traveling the woodlands with his Indian companion Conawago, and even joining him on his quest to find the last surviving members of his tribe. But when they find a small settlement of Christian Indians slaughtered, the signs are bad for both men, and soon McCallum is on the run.
"Pattison combines action, period details, and a whodunit with ease in his impressive third mystery set in Colonial America.... Pattison pays tribute to the conventions of the murder mystery without sacrificing excitement or a nuanced look at the final stage of the war between the British and the French for control of North America."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)