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By Gwen Florio

ISBN 9781579624675

Gwen Florio

Lola Wicks Series #1

paperback, 978-1-57962-467-5


Foreign correspondent Lola Wicks is livid. She's been downsized from her Kabul posting. Her editor reassigns her to a stateside suburban beat formerly the province of interns. When she arrives in Montana for some R&R at a friend's cabin, her friend is nowhere in sight.

Anger turns to terror when Lola discovers her friend shot dead. She can't get out of Montana fast enough, until she finds that she can't get out at all. She's held as a potential witness, thwarting her plan to return on her own to Afghanistan to write the stories she's sure will persuade her editors to change their minds.

Her best hope lies in solving the case herself. But the surefooted journalist who deftly negotiated Afghanistan's deadly terrain finds herself frighteningly off-balance in this forgotten corner of her own country, plagued by tensions between the locals and citizens of the nearby Blackfeet Nation.

Veteran journalist GWEN FLORIO has covered stories ranging from the mass shooting at Columbine High School and the trials of Oklahoma City bombers Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, to the glitz of the Miss America pageant and the more practical Miss Navajo contest, whose participants slaughter a sheep. She's reported from Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia, among other countries, as well as Lost Springs, Wyoming (population three). The Philadelphia Inquirer, Denver Post, and the Missoulian all nominated her work for a Pulitzer Prize, and her short fiction was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She lives in Missoula, Montana. Dakota is her second book in the Lola Wicks series, Montana preceding.

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