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Book Title: Whoo?|
Date of issue: 1991
ISBN 13: 9780312851491
The author of the book: Richard Hoyt
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 11.61 MB
Edition: Tor Books
Read full description of the books Whoo?:This is a well-detailed layered mystery, looking at the destruction of old forest in Washington State.
The PI involved is up here looking into a couple accused of stashing marijuana plants in their shack; they claim it's a plant. The other kind of plant. When the PI Denson helps a stranded driver he strikes up a brief relationship with her; Jennie McIvar is a scientist up here to count spotted owls. The owls need the timber to nest, and are supposedly scarce, but there is some doubt about the numbers.
Quite a few people have motive for murder because tensions are high in the district. What the local women think we don't much hear, except for a Native lady who at one point is written into a gratuitous naked scene. Otherwise this lady Donna Cowapoo is a strong character. A murder or two follow, and the local tribe is angered as well as friends of the deceased.
The local men are gung-ho for felling trees, because they earn money doing this, and the sawmills earn money milling it to lumber. But the old stand Douglas firs - modern reference, 'Twilight' trees, older reference, 'Twin Peaks', are about six hundred years old, sprouted when Europe had the Black Death. They support particular creatures and varieties of owl. Replanted trees are felled at seventy or eighty years, so when the old ones are gone, they are gone. The local eejits want to kill off the owls if needs be, but the real blame for the loss of jobs, pointed out by just one person, is that private foresters sell timber direct to Japan (today it would also be China) and it is shipped as trunks, not milled in America. The Asians mill it cheaper with cheap labour and they have an unending need for wood, using up everyone else's forests.
The sides of the story are well shown and the dangers are not exaggerated, plus the hardened PI is not such a tough guy as he likes to portray. I thought this an excellent read.
Read information about the authorThe author of 27 mysteries and thrillers, I’m a former army counterintelligence agent, newspaper reporter, Newsweek writer and college professor with a PhD. in American studies. The New York Times included four of my titles on its annual notable books list. My novels include 10 John Denson Pacific Northwest mysteries and 10 James Burlane international thrillers. My John Denson mystery 30 for a Harry was nominated for a Shamus by the Private Eye Writers of America and Siege won the American Mystery Award for best espionage novel. The French publisher Gallimard published Trotsky’s Run as a Serie Noir best-of-the best title. I’ve been widely published in British commonwealth countries, France, Holland, Belgium, Finland, Japan and Germany.
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