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The Most Expensive Mistress in Jefferson County
by Jim Misko

It is the last week of a three year struggle to close a $400 million dollar deal between the U.S. Government, 130 individual ranchers, and the Nez Perce tribe.  All have agreed to participate in the largest real estate exchange in Idaho history.  But Hawkins Neilson is sick, real sick.

Everyone wants a piece of Hawk’s $10 million profitundefinedif the deal closes.  And now the Nez Perce have hired an ex-convict to negotiate for them.  If he can just survive to the closing he’ll have it made. 

“Misko sets the tension in motion early, immediately increases it to fever pitch, then sustains it as one escalating crescendo.  A variety of three dimensional and sympathetic characters drive the plot to a realistic and entirely satisfactory conclusion.”  Leonard Bird, author of River Of Lost Souls and Folding Paper Cranes, an Atomic Memoir.


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