(Cold River Series Book 3)
LIGHTS OUT ACROSS THE U.S.! ELECTRONIC PEARL HARBOR!
“Smith is a writer on his way straight up.”—Ann Rule, author of over thirty crime books, including The Stranger Beside Me and Small Sacrifices
Cold River Running is the action-packed third book of the suspenseful Cold River political action thriller series that chronicles the Cold River Indian Reservation’s fight for survival after the nationwide failure of the electrical grid.
Šiyàpu (white man) Tribal Police Chief Martin Andrews is making a new life for himself with his wife, a tribal member and police officer expecting their first child, when the entire United States is plunged into darkness. Martin leads a tribal police force composed of fierce modern warriors dedicated to protecting their people and their land, with Lieutenant Smokey Kukup now head of security – in charge of weapons, munitions, and organization of a militia, including warring gang factions.
But when dark forces from beyond its borders threaten the sovereign nation of Cold River, its people unite and fight as a family. Every man, woman, and child will play a part in the fight for survival, as society collapses around them. Even seemingly-frail eighty-six-year-old Elder Martha Coeur d’Alenes surprises many of the tribe with her ability to handle her husband’s old 44-40 Colt revolver. But the heaviest responsibility falls to Tribal Council Chairman Bluefeathers who must guide the people to recognize that their united family actually includes many non-Indian friends, and they must work together with the Šiyàpu authorities.
WHO WILL LIKE IT:
Fans Craig Johnson’s Walt Longmire Mysteries, Tony Hillerman, Anne Hillerman, Jodi Picoult, Aimee and David Thurlo, J.K. Winn, Jeff Altabel, R. Allen Chappell, and other Native American mystery series, plus anyone who ponders the possibility of a post-apocalyptic world.