(From the publisher):
egins with a recurring nightmare, a gun, and a wound in the earth so deep and horrific that it has a name: Vermilion Drift.
When the Department of Energy puts an underground iron mine on its short list for potential sites for storage of nuclear waste, a barragve of protest erupts in Tamarack County, Minnesota, and Cook is hired as a consultant.
Deep in the mine during his first day on the job, Cork stumbles across a secret room that contains the remains of six murder victims. Five appear to be nearly half a century old-connected to what the media once dubbed "The Vanishings," a series of unsolved disappearances in the summer of 1964, when Cork's father was sheriff in Tamarack County. But the sixth has been dead for less that a week. What's worse, two of the bodies - including the most recent victim - were killed using Cork's own gun, one handed down from his father.
As Cork searches for answers, he must dig into his own past and that of his father, a well-respected man who harbored a ghastly truth. Time is running out, however. New threats surface, and unless Cork can unravel the tangled thread of clues quickly, more death is sure to come.
Original title: Vermilion Drift
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Suspense