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Title:
The ghost ocean : a novel
Author:
Benke, Richard, 1942-
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
vii, 280 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780826331946
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Book

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Set in the border area between southwestern New Mexico and northern Mexico, The Ghost Ocean is a story of modern-day crime and violence. While tracking a wolf killer, Bureau of Land Management ranger Will Mann is startled by gunfire and then he finds the body of a twelve-year-old girl. In the remote Gila Wilderness, violence is a way of life. The area is home to conflicting groups, including ranchers and environmentalists; drug runners, people smugglers, and law enforcement officials. During the investigation of the young girl's death, every group is suspect.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

In Richard Benke's debut, The Ghost Ocean (the title refers to the prehistoric sea that once covered part of New Mexico), Bureau of Land Management ranger Will Mann stumbles on the body of a 12-year-old girl in a remote wilderness area near the Mexican border. The search for truth and justice takes many twists and turns before the affecting final scene. (Mar) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved