Nature and noir combine in Dwight Holing’s spellbinding new stand-alone mystery.

Compelling characters and settings with mystery and suspense create an adventurous thrill ride that will keep readers guessing until the last page is turned.

An Indigenous girl from the Amazon named Blue Macaw mysteriously disappears after oil drillers invade her ancestral homeland. When her brother is accused of murdering a company executive, a no-holds-barred activist persuades Jess Parks to use his search and rescue skills to find Blue Macaw and catch the real killer.

The trail takes him from the gritty big city to the far reaches of the wildly beautiful but dangerous rainforest to the darkest corners of corporate greed. Can Jess outrun a ruthless pack of mercenaries? Will he uncover the truth behind Blue Macaw’s disappearance? Can he learn the ancient traditions of her tribe to win their trust? And will he succeed in delivering justice for them and their imperiled world?

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.”