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A secretive millennial cult from California purchases a ranch on the outskirts of the Montana badlands---the eerily silent, dry, and windy dead zone---and the Toussaint townsfolk are none too pleased.

The cult members keep to themselves, but the suspicious circumstances under which they've arrived have Gabriel Du Pré questioning their motives and seeking answers. He soon learns from a friend in the FBI that seven of the cult's recently defected members were killed---each shot to death---but no arrests have been made. Then another shooting occurs at the perimeter of the ranch, and Du Pré finds himself blindly searching for a killer, an explanation for the murders, and the identity of the cult's elusive leader.

With Badlands , his tenth novel in this acclaimed series, Peter Bowen has written his most timely and chilling novel to date: a story of faceless terror told in lyrical prose and steeped in the Métis tradition of storytelling.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, 2003.
ISBN: 9780312262525
Characteristics: 250 p. ;,22 cm.


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Mar 21, 2011

Is is me, or are great authors growing on trees these days? I just discovered Bowen, and I forgive him for writing in dialect, the story is so good, the characters so clear. He even knows horses.

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