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River of No Return

River of No Return

A Jake Trent Novel

A Wyoming fishing guide must return to his investigative roots to find his best friend’s girlfriend in the second book in this thrilling series that “fans of C.J. Box and Nevada Barr will relish” (Library Journal).

High season is coming to an end, and fishing guide Jake Trent suddenly has some time on his hands. As the ex-lawyer ponders rekindling his romance with park ranger Noelle Kimpton, a surprise call from a long-lost love lights up his phone.

It’s been years since law school graduation, when Jake’s last seen Divya Navaysam. Now a DC lobbyist, Divya wants Jake to come to Washington for a consulting job—immediately.

Meanwhile, back in Jackson, Jake’s best friend and occasional employee, JP, is dealing with his own romantic woes. After years of bad luck in love, JP has fallen for Esma. But after a perfect summer, JP’s new girlfriend is now back in her native Mexico—and before long, she seems to have gone off the grid completely. When local police offer little help, a distraught JP turns to Jake. To find Esma, Jake must navigate a heated relationship with his ex-flame in Washington. Jake’s renegade investigation leads him to a remote cabin in Idaho—and a series of discoveries that point to a conspiracy bigger than anything anyone could have imagined.

David Riley Bertch’s second installment in the Jake Trent series is a rollicking, juicy thriller—with a twisting plotline involving immigration, overpopulation, dirty politicians, and international intrigue. Now, “Jake Trent will be the next in line for suspense/thriller readers to adore” (Suspense magazine).
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  • Scribner | 
  • 400 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781451698039 | 
  • January 2015
List Price $26.00
Ships on or around January 6, 2015

About the Author

David Riley Bertsch
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David Riley Bertsch

David Riley Bertsch, a native of Pittsburgh, graduated from Penn State and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Since 2009 he has lived in Jackson, Wyoming, where he is a professional fly-fishing guide.

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