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  • Location: Oregon

Mercy River

Mercy River

Why a Booktrail?

2000s: Van Shaw receives a distress call from his fellow Afghan War veteran….

  • ISBN: B07JH5S8TV
  • Genre: Hitman/Gangster, Spy story, Thriller

What you need to know before your trail

When Van Shaw receives a distress call from his fellow Afghan War veteran, Leo Pak, he has to leave the urban hazards of Seattle to head far south to a town called Broken Ridge, deep in the wild heart of rural Oregon.

Leo faces charges of murdering a local gun dealer, and while Van doesn’t doubt his friend’s innocence, he knows he faces conviction. As Van starts his own covert investigations, the small town is suddenly awash with Army Ranger veterans, converging for a raucous annual Rally. Was it only this reunion that brought Leo to town? Or is someone at the Rally setting Leo up to cover for their own dark designs?

Travel Guide

Travel across Oregon Booktrail style with Van Shaw

The author says:

Mercy River and its surrounding county are fictional, largely so that I could toy with jurisdictions and bad behavior on the part of law enforcement without getting real police on my tail.  But the Oregon countryside described in the novel is very real.

The counties of Wheeler and Wasco and Deschutes provide most  of the dramatic scenery for Van’s latest adventure.

Pronghorn –  fictional but based on the very real ghost town of Antelope. The huge butte nearby is Smith Rock – considered the birthplace of modern sport climbing in America.

Welcome to Van Shaw Country!

Trail Gallery

BookTrail Boarding Pass: Mercy River

Destination: Oregon  Author/guide: Glen Erik Hamilton  Departure: 2000s

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