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About Bonnie Ramthun
Bonnie Ramthun’s first book, Ground Zero, published by G.P. Putnam, has sold over 90,000 copies and has been translated into Japanese and Italian. (In Italy Ground Zero sells as “The Enigma of the Eighth Player,” a name the author adores.) Her second Eileen Reed mystery, Earthquake Games, was a finalist for Colorado Book of the Year and hailed by the Washington Post for its “unrelenting suspense.”
Bonnie followed her Eileen Reed series with the middle grade Torin Sinclair mysteries beginning with The White Gates, published by Random House. The White Gates was a Junior Library Guild premiere selection and a finalist for the Missouri Truman award. Roscoe, the sequel, has been praised as a “page turner and heart warmer all in one.” Haunted Waters, the third in the series, is a story with "a straightforward clarity and vitality that the teenage mind of all ages will relish."
Bonnie is a former chapter president of Mystery Writers of America and served as the published author liaison for the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. She lives in Erie, Colorado with her husband Bill, their children, two cats and a very energetic German Shorthair Pointer named Watson. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
After a freak Colorado earthquake, two people are found murdered. Detective Eileen Reed and her partner are called to investigate. But as Eileen races to uncover the pieces of the puzzle, she is confronted with a frightening connection between the murders and the tremors — and the possibility that this earthquake was not an act of God. And as more quakes continue to shock Colorado’s San Luis Valley, a sinister plot of government conspiracy and man-made mayhem begins to unravel…
“Captivating… Fascinating, multilayered characters who interact with intelligence and passion…An unrelenting pace that doesn’t let up until the suspenseful climax.” — The Denver Post
The suspects: The seven other Gamers, all of whom have their own motives.
The mystery: The victim was murdered in a sealed room that was impossible to enter or leave.
Now, a homicide cop and a CIA analyst follow a trail of clues through a maze of international intrigue and treachery, and learn that one murder was only the beginning...
“Like getting to wear a top security badge and being admitted into fascinating places you’d never otherwise get to go.” -- Nancy Pickard, author of The Blue Corn Murders.
Torin, Drake, and Raine know about the hidden mining tunnels underneath the town and they keep the secrets of the creatures that live in the high forests on Borsh Mountain. But nothing prepares them for the adventure that awaits when Tor adopts Roscoe, a giant young dog. Why does a sinister man appear to claim the abandoned, abused mutt? When Tor and his friends venture into the haunted Phantom Canyon where Roscoe was found, they stumble upon an amazing secret…and a deadly trap. With only a few hours to save his mom and his friends, Tor—with Roscoe’s help—must unravel the ancient secret of Phantom Canyon.