One Careless Moment
by Dave Hugelschaffer
ISBN 9781897151082 | eISBN 9781770860230 | 5.125" x 7.625" | TPB | $19.95
Categories:Fiction - Murder Mystery
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SynopsisA Porter Cassel Mystery
When a small fire starts to creep through the underbrush deep within a Montana forest valley, Porter Cassel is brought in to organize the firefighters charged with containing it. The fire moves quickly from bad to worse, rapidly scaling the forest canopy and killing one of Cassel’s men. Removed from command, Cassel takes the fire investigation into his own hands, discovering that the fire was not just a random flare-up, but the work of an arsonist.
In this second book in the Porter Cassel mystery series, One Careless Moment picks up where Day Into Night left off — with Porter continuing to prove himself against all odds. Fighting against local legends about the valley being haunted, shady development deals, and the squatters who have chosen Holder’s Canyon as their particular Eden, Cassel must get to the bottom of the case, not only to clear his name, but also his conscience. Dave Hugelschaffer has taken the murder mystery into a new realm: the world of the forest firefighter.
"If there's an obvious burn pattern in One Careless Moment, it's that the story really finds its heat in the second two-thirds of the book. From then on, it's a rolling burn with plenty of fuel and wind, and well worth the read. There's even some candling, but you'll probably have to read the book to know just exactly what I mean by that."
— The Globe and Mail
"As unpredictable as the fires Cassell fights, One Careless Moment simmers with tension and urgency."
— Quill and Quire
"Hugelschaffer does a fine job of weaving an action-filled story of how people cope with fire's aftermath, including murder."
— The Hamilton Spectator
"A tense, absorbing mystery."
— The Sun Times
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