Author: Enes Smith
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars
Three weeks into his new post as tribal police chief on the Cold River Indian Reservation of Oregon, retired Portland homicide detective Martin Andrews is already wondering, What the hell am I doing here? Then what he thought would be a laid-back retirement gig kicks up into an action-filled international kidnapping thriller, and he gets a crash course in modern warfare—Indian style.
The Šiyàpu (white man) tribal police chief is still struggling to understand a new culture and the people he serves, when Chairman Bluefeathers’ granddaughter, along with other students and their professor on a study trip, is kidnapped by the Shining Path in the mountains of central Peru. The State Department not only refuses to help but places the students in further danger from the local police and secret police, in addition to the already-present threat from the rebels and the Peruvian and United States armies.
As leader of the sovereign nation of Cold River, Bluefeathers declares war on Peru (yeah, you read that right!) and sends Martin to head up a four-person war party to retrieve the students. Crazy old man. (Crazy like a fox.) The chairman shows himself to be a skilled modern statesman and military strategist, and the Cold River Indian Reservation is joined by other Indian tribes in a show of force and solidarity. In the voices of a damaged cop, young Native-Americans learning to walk the path between two cultures, and their wiser elders, Smith weaves a multi-layered story of courage, redemption, sacrifice, death, honor, and a people coming together.
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About the Author:
Enes Smith was raised in a house that resembled a library. His work as a homicide detective led to his first two novels, Fatal Flowers and Dear Departed, both published by the Berkley Publishing Group. Crime writer Ann Rule encouraged Smith to finish Fatal Flowers. Rule wrote, “Smith is a cop who’s been there, and a writer on his way straight up. Read this on a night you don’t need to sleep . . . ’cause you won’t.” She also said, “Fatal Flowers will make The Silence of the Lambs seem almost Tame.”
Fatal Flowers was the first book of The Serial Killer Chronicles series, followed by Dear Departed. The third book of the series, Shadowland Survivors, is due to be released on April 15, 215.
Smith’s work as a tribal police chief on the The Warm Springs Indian Reservation of Oregon led to his latest novels, Cold River Rising and Cold River Resurrection. Cold River Rising has been described as “A modern day ‘Dances With Wolves.'” Cold River Rising is in production for a major Native American Movie.
He has been a college instructor and adjunct professor, teaching writing, sociology, social deviancy, and criminology. He has a master of science degree in Correctional Administration. He regularly teaches at police academies, and delivers a keynote speech, “The One Minute Lie Detector,” to groups around the country. The series, The One Minute Lie Detector, will be released later this year, a series with tips to encourage truthful behavior.
When he is not writing or speaking, Smith drag races a superbike, and rides his touring motorcycle for much of the year.
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