The Dead of Winter
Stanford W. Moore's Novels
This is a time of work, intrigue, and mystery, as several people are caught in the turmoil of one winter and summer in the Rocky Mountains. The plot covers the state in a novel that brings a new meaning to prejudice, lust, and murder!
Like a waterfall, the plot swiftly cuts into the rock of ages. Thus, the work is evolving with two plots and the work is never done until the rage of the river flows over the falls and begins its quiet gentle flow towards its very beginning!
A man's friend is mysteriously murdered and the people around him are twisted into choosing sides between a madman and a man they have known all their lives. Their choice will surprise and shock you!
About another hour and fifteen minutes later, Bob saw something he had not seen before and pointed toward the snake like object. Gene was excited, and pulled the object out of the dirt. It appeared to be a chain melted into a dull gray shape, which, indeed, appeared to be a snake. Dangling from its end was a huge grizzly's tooth. At first, Gene wasn't too sure about its appearance, but as he wiped the dirt off, he noticed an inscription on it! He reached for his microscope and placed the tooth onto the specimen tray and looked into the ocular lens as he adjusted the objective lens for proper magnification. He adjusted the focusing knob until he observed the following words appear, 'The Bear, K. St., Rock Springs, Wyo.'
As they continued their search, the two men found several small bone fragments and placed the ones that looked human into separate bags. Most of the skeleton was gone either carried away, to be scattered, by wild animals, or maybe there was a killer whom scattered the bones. These and other questions began to haunt Gene's mind. He only hoped, what bones they did recover, could be analyzed by the boys in the lab. At three P.M., Gene thought they were not going to find anything else and satisfied with their search for clues he had the Forest Ranger sign a sworn deposition, which he had already made out, stating the contents of the find.