Nick Drake Returns in “The Pity Heart”

Every fall, 25 million birds migrate through Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in southeastern Oregon. It’s a wonder to behold, an amazing display of nature’s beauty, power and grace in a starkly spectacular corner of the world. It’s also the location for my new Nick Drake novel, “The Pity Heart.”

Set in 1968 and picking up from where “The Sorrow Hand” left off, Nick Drake is a troubled Vietnam War veteran seeking redemption as a game warden in a quiet land. But when a fighter pilot from a nearby Air Force base mysteriously plummets onto one of his refuges, he is plunged into a deadly showdown with the military. A vexing mystery involving multiple murders ensues, and Nick must turn to the old ways of his Paiute neighbors to hunt for a vicious killer and bring justice to the pitiless high desert.

Early reviews are already awarding “The Pity Heart” Five Stars. Here’s what readers are saying:

★★★★★ Once I started reading, I couldn’t stop.

★★★★★ Beautifully written and pulls you right in.

★★★★★ Vivid, realistic and engaging.

★★★★★ Nick Drake is the Real Deal.

★★★★★ If you like C.J. Box’s Joe Pickett, you will love Nick Drake.

Read the reviews for yourself at “The Pity Heart.”