Mike Hartman (author)
9.10.15 (release date)
A young weekend rafter enjoying the pristine American River at the peak of the spring snowmelt in the Sierras is brutally murdered as he sleeps in a riverside camping area. The murderer, a self-professed master of evasion, is a psychopath who preys upon random victims for the sheer euphoria of the kill. This predator calls itself Jaguarundi, named for the fierce jungle cat native to South America.
Jaguarundi’s undoing is an aging cop on the small town police force at Auburn, California. Tony has a rocky relationship with the young new chief who believes his old school policing methods no longer fit in today’s world of high tech and enlightened social media. Tony is possessed with proving the chief wrong by identifying and arresting this seemingly invisible killer. When Tony finally encounters his quarry, the outcome could not have been envisioned in his worst nightmare.