The Curse of Lost River Canyon by Mark ZeugThe Curse of Lost River Canyon by Mark Zeug

The Curse of Lost River Canyon

byMark Zeug

Paperback | December 9, 2015

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Jake Garner grew up on an isolated ranch in the Bitterroot Mountains of Montana, with a drunk for a father and a bully for a big brother. He often ventured into the mountains to hunt game for the dinner table, the only protection his mother could offer. Jake’s favorite place to go was a no-name canyon back in the Bitterroots that, a half-century ago, was relatively unknown. In all the times he went there, he never saw another soul.

After serving three tours in Vietnam, and staying as far from the Bitterroots – and his brother and father – as possible, Jake is finally forced home by a serious stomach wound that refuses to heal. But his mother and brother are gone, killed in a car wreck while Jake is recuperating in a Hawaii hospital. His ailing father passes away soon thereafter. So when Jake finally gets home, the house is empty and the small ranch he grew up on is his.

When tragedy strikes again, Jake, alone and filled with grief, returns to his canyon once more. And while there observing an eagle on the hunt, he also observes an attempted murder. As he becomes embroiled in trying to stop it, sort it out, and save the victim, he discovers he must also save himself.


Title:The Curse of Lost River CanyonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:294 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.62 inPublished:December 9, 2015Publisher:Lost River Canyon ProductionsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1943955743

ISBN - 13:9781943955749


Table of Contents

Chapter One  Ambush  5 
Chapter Two  Eyewitness 27
Chapter Three  Rescue  50
Chapter Four  Blizzard  76
Chapter Five  Conspiracy 97
Chapter Six  Blackmail  122
Chapter Seven  Nightstalker 157
Chapter Eight  Questions  178
Chapter Nine  Assault  207
Chapter Ten  Survival  228
Chapter Eleven  Awakening 251
Chapter Twelve    Earthquake 274
Acknowledgments    292

Editorial Reviews

The Curse of Lost River Canyon follows grief stricken Jake Garner. A veteran of the Vietnam War, Jake has finally returned home to the Bitterroot Mountains of Montana. His childhood home and the family’s small ranch now belongs to him after the sudden deaths of his mother, father, and brother. With an injury preventing him from serving another tour, Jake has been raising horses on the ranch to support his family. Now mourning the loss of his wife Jake returns to the nearby Lost River Canyon as he looks for solace in the isolated spot. Where he’s never seen another person before he observes an attempted murder in the canyon. As he attempts to save the victim and resolve the situation Jake realizes he needed saving himself.Mark Zeug draws readers in right away by starting right off with an attempted murder. He creates the perfect setting for drama with the Lost River Canyon. The cavernous backdrop heightens the tension and the stakes of Jake trying to intervene in the situation. Despite how little time actually is passing in the long chapters, the pace of the story is quick. Zeug keeps the attention of the audience with multiple twists and constant tension. Jake becomes a multi-dimensional hero in the story as he struggles with his grief and ends up involved in a conspiracy. Beyond the conspiracy and action, this is a story about grief, healing, and companionship. The attempted murder only the beginning of the story, readers will be hooked to the last page.RED CITY REVIEWThis book was judged best in the mystery/thriller category of the 2017 Red City Review Book Awards