Sunday, September 17, 2017
Cabin Fever, by David Edgerley Gates
This is the fifth appearance in this space by David Edgerley Gates, which ties him with James Powell, and leaves him topped only by Terence Faherty. It is his second showing here since he joined SleuthSayers where I also blog.
Somebody said the essence of story is this: throw your hero in a hole and drop rocks on him. Let's count how many rocks fall on Montana deputy Hector Moody.
His truck breaks down in the mountains miles from anywhere. No phone reception. A thunderstorm approaching fast. And oh yes, unknown to him, to prisoners have escaped from prison and they have already killed to stay free...
That's just the set-up. The situation will get much worse.
A real nail-biter, with terrific dialog.