Gabriel Du Pre is back in action, coming to the aid of a whistleblower on the run, in this all-new novel in a "wonderfully eclectic and enjoyable series" (Booklist).
When a hunted military whistleblower and his family need someplace to hide and someone to trust, Toussaint, Montana, is the place, and Gabriel Du Pre the man. The Metis Indian former cattle inspector and sometimes deputy is happy to offer protection, even though he's already got his hands full with an ailing granddaughter, a meddling medicine man, and a Kazakh eagle hunter prowling the hills above town.
As a guard at a Kabul prison, Hoyt Poe witnessed his fellow soldiers abusing the Afghan inmates. Poe's testimony threatens to expose the military contractor that led the prison's brutal interrogation program. Now, Temple Security's billionaire founder, Lloyd Cutler, wants him dead. But how long can the fugitive and his family lay low before Cutler's mercenaries come to Du Pre's hometown looking for trouble?
Packed with pulse-pounding suspense, wry humor, and the romance of small-town Montana, Solus continues the irresistible adventures of the one of a kind Gabriel Du Pre, "a character of legendary proportions" (Ridley Pearson, New York Times best-selling author).
Solus is the 15th book in the Montana Mysteries Featuring Gabriel Du Pre, but you may enjoy listening the series in any order.
What members say
I couldn't put it down but wanted to savor
Bowen has given us a series that a reader feels lucky to experience. 15 books in and he exceeds high expectations. He's blazing his own path, taking us on a journey with unfamiliar places and peoples you can't help but care about - their humanity brings them near - you care and hold on the whole way.
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- Sue in Austin
Disappointing chapter in once-great series
It's been four years since the last installment in this series, and I reread the full series over the last few months before my pre-order arrived. The once-clearly-drawn characters who inhabit Toussaint seemed lifeless puppets used as an excuse to discuss an unrelated subject. The main plot concerned events in the Middle East about which the author is passionate. I am unreasonably annoyed with continuity errors: the race horse Stewball, introduced in book 12 as ridden by, then given by Bart to Gabriel's granddaughter Lourdes, now belongs to Pallas, and Moondog (sold by Bart in book 12, then given by Bart to Pallas in book 13) belongs to Lourdes. Gabriel still talks in his Metis dialect, but doesn't seem to belong in this story.