Desolation Flats: A Mystery (Art Oveson Mystery #3) (Hardcover)

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In the summer of 1938, as war clouds loom overseas, auto racers from around the world gather at the Bonneville Salt Flats west of Salt Lake City, intent on breaking the land-speed record. But when Clive Underhill, a wealthy English motorist, mysteriously disappears and his younger brother, Nigel, is found dead, Art Oveson of the Salt Lake City Missing Persons Bureau is called to investigate.

Suddenly, Art's best friend and former partner, Roscoe Lund, becomes the number-one suspect in Nigel's murder, prompting Art to follow a murky trail involving homegrown fascists, bigoted ex-cops, a string of homicides, and a German auto racer with a mysterious past. And, through it all, FBI Agent Frank Oveson tries to prevent his "kid brother" Art from discovering dark truths that may threaten his life.

Tony Hillerman Prize-winning author and historian Andrew Hunt transports us to 1930s Salt Lake City in Desolation Flats, this engrossing, detailed mystery that shows what goes on behind the scenes in the supposedly clean-cut Mormon capital.

About the Author

ANDREW HUNT is a professor of history in Waterloo, Ontario. His areas of study include post-1945 U.S. History, the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, and the American West. He has written reviews for The Globe and Mail and The National Post, authored works of nonfiction, The Turning and David Dellinger, and is coauthor of The 1980s. His first novel in the Art Oveson series, City of Saints, was the winner of the Tony Hillerman Prize, and was followed by its sequel, A Killing in Zion. He grew up in Salt Lake City and lives in Canada.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781250064615
ISBN-10: 1250064619
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: November 15th, 2016
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: Art Oveson Mystery