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ISBN13: 9780982318409
ISBN10: 0982318405
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 A secret operative in America’s 1902 labor movement, leading a double life that balances precariously on the knife-edge of discovery, finds his mission entangled with the fate of a young man accused of murder.

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 Portland, Oregon.

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K-song, June 20, 2011 (view all comments by K-song)
A Fun Historical Adventure!

This book has all of the elements of a rousing story including mystery, murder, marshall arts, and a working man's (and working woman's) hero. The best part is that it is based on historical fact and gives a gritty insight into Portland, Oregon's not too distant past of the last 100 years or so.
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ksager, May 21, 2010 (view all comments by ksager)
Just read that Timber Beasts has won the 2010 indie book award for mystery.
(http: // www.indiebookawards.com/ 2010_winners_and_finalists .php).Way to go Susan!
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JRL, November 12, 2009 (view all comments by JRL)
S.L. Stoner has written a historical mystery that doesn’t have to choose between historical accuracy and telling a good story. Her lively characters bring the story to life as well as representing typical depictions of the people who came to the Northwest in order to make their mark at the turn of the last century. Sage Adair is a secret operative of the labor unions, working in Oregon just years after the Western Federation of Miners called for a strike in Idaho. He finds Oregon in the grip of big interests who want to trade and control timber land for their own gain. On his way to solving a brutal murder of a young boy who had rode the rails to find an education in Portland, Sage is helped by a Mennonite farmer, works hard and enjoys the camaraderie of a timber camp, witnesses the prejudice against Portland’s small black community, is aided by his Chinese cook (who is also a Tai Chi master), and visits his secret paramour, a madame, whose house caters to the elite; the very men responsible for many of the wrongs Sage has to face.
From the graphic opening sequence to the resolution of the murder, the reader is treated to a stream of people, anyone of whom, we would like to delve deeper into their lives. As this is the first in a series, I look forward to getting a glimpse of the Northwest in the early 20th century.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780982318409
Author:
Stoner, S L
Publisher:
Yamhill Press
Author:
Stoner, S. L.
Subject:
Popular Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
Trade-unions
Subject:
Mystery
Subject:
Labor law
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Sage Adair Historical Mystery
Publication Date:
20100131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 11
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Historical notes
Pages:
286
Dimensions:
8.5" x 5.5"
Age Level:
from 17

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 A secret operative in America’s 1902 labor movement, leading a double life that balances precariously on the knife-edge of discovery, finds his mission entangled with the fate of a young man accused of murder.
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