Book 7 in the bestselling Nick Drake Mystery Series

Kiss your nights goodbye!  Five Star reviews call THE DEMON SKIN a nonstop thrill ride.

Thrilling whitewater adventure, an ancient demon, a sexy new boss, trouble at home, and murder combine in this spellbinding new installment of Arts & Letters Fiction Prize winner Dwight Holing’s Nick Drake mystery series.

When US Fish & Wildlife Ranger Nick Drake gets a beautiful and impetuous new supervisor, he quickly becomes pulled into a physical and emotional cauldron after she orders him to guide her down a dangerous and deadly river.  As rapids roar and passions roil, Nick must battle waterfalls and whirlpools, an unearthly predator killing anything that ventures into its realm, and doubts about his frayed marriage following the adoption of a psychologically scarred boy.

Dwight Holing is the award-winning author of twenty books, including two popular mystery series: the acclaimed Nick Drake Novels and the witty Jack McCoul Capers.

His genre-spanning work includes stand-alone novels, short story collections, and books on natural history, conservation, wildlife, and outdoor travel. He lives beside a coastal river in California with his wife and two dogs who’d rather swim than walk.


Murder and Mystery on the High Lonesome…The Book That Began the Popular Series

The Sorrow Hand started it all, a brilliant crime fiction novel that launched a character-driven mystery series readers call their new favorite.  When tough but vulnerable Nick Drake walked off the page and into their lives, crime readers found a compelling hero who captured them heart, body and soul.  Reviewers say: “Smart, thrilling, beautifully written page-turner.” “A love song to a remote land.” “Love the characters, setting, and Native American aspect.”