Released in June, 2018: The third book in the Mountain Man Mysteries series!
Lehigh Carter never asked to be sheriff. And he sure never wanted to arrest his new father-in-law for murder.
Mountain Man Lehigh Carter got talked into serving the unexpired term of disgraced long-time Mt. Hood County sheriff Buck Winters, hoping for a quiet nine months in office before the voters selected a new, permanent office-holder. But a few months into the job, poachers discover the body of Everett Downey, a sleazy local businessman, and the evidence points to Lehigh’s brand-new father-in-law, the once-powerful senator George McBride.
To his chagrin and his new bride’s fury, Lehigh is forced to arrest George for the murder, and suddenly his happy marriage is on the rocks. Soon he’s living in a tent with only his two dogs for companionship.
While most people in Mt. Hood County appreciate Lehigh’s honesty and his willingness to fight the cronyism and corruption that have plagued Mt. Hood County law enforcement for decades, his desire for reform ruffles some important feathers. Lehigh finds himself fighting unseen enemies, determined to portray him as inept and even more corrupt than his predecessor–even at the cost of protecting the integrity of the murder investigation. Even his own deputies seem intent on bringing back the old guard, and a series of evidence leaks put Lehigh’s reputation and ability to serve as sheriff in jeopardy.
Lehigh’s not a quitter, though, and with dogged persistence, begins to chip away at the investigation, discovering facts that don’t add up…and leads him to suspect why some of those most intent on removing him from office have reasons far more sinister than Lehigh’s agenda of reform. Can Lehigh uncover the truth behind Everett Downey’s murder without becoming the killer’s next victim?
With plot twists at every turn and the stakes rising on every page, this is a book you won’t want to put down.
- Thrilling continuation of the Mountain Man Mysteries, featuring The Mountain Man’s Dog and The Mountain Man’s Bride
- Crime, politics, and intrigue in the most intricate plot of the series
- Complex new characters…no one is quite who they seem to be
- Expected Release: June 20, 2018
What people are saying about The Mountain Man’s Badge
“Author Gary Corbin has given readers another winner!”
– P.S. Winn, Author, Parallel Adventures and At Hidden Lake
“The Mountain Man’s Badge packs a real punch as the third book in this spectacular series…There are some unique twists and turns in this book that I didn’t see coming. These books tend to make me examine every little comment and try to come up with the ending. Overall, this series is an A+ by my standards. It has everything I want in it – real drama, character development, some action, and a dash of politics. Five out of five stars!”
– Briar’s Reviews
“A very well written who-dunnit murder mystery book…never a dull moment. Lots of exciting scenarios, with several twists/turns & a large set of unique characters to keep track of. This could also make another great murder mystery movie, or better yet a mini TV [series]. A very easy rating of 5 stars.”
– Tony Parsons, Goodreads
“I really enjoyed The Mountain Man’s Badge; it’s an engaging and well-crafted crime mystery with a likeable protagonist and which tackles that universal theme of the good guy fighting largely single-handed against the bad guys.”
– Cathy Johnson, What Cathy Read Next
“I enjoy Gary Corbin’s books, the characters are likable yet realistic and the storylines are fast paced…The Mountain Man’s Badge continues this style.”
Becky McCarthy, Goodreads