Timber Beasts: A Sage Adair Historical Mystery
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ISBN : 9780982318409
Category : Fiction
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"We are taught that our middle class came from the heroic lives and deaths of ordinary workers. Most authors ignore that historical fact. Stoner's Sage Adair mystery gives us back our history in a hard-to-put-down deeply satisfying and entertaining adventure." -Ross K. Rieder, President, Pacific NW Labor History Association

"Stoner has created a fast-paced western tale of murder, corruption and its exposure by an engaging hero. All strata of society come to life from the rich to day laborers." --Joel Rosenblit, Union Lawyer and Labor Educator

"A delightful and entertaining mystery that is fast-paced, realistic and serves as a lesson that money and power corrupted men a century ago as it does today. I found myself eager to read the next page, the next chapter." -- Jason Reynolds, Executive Director, Consumer Justice Alliance

"Stoner knowingly evokes early 20th century Portland through a detective story of murder, skillfully developed against a gripping (and true) background of class war and the Oregon Timber Fraud Ring." -Michael Munk, author of "The Portland Red Guide: Sites and Stories from Our Radical Past"

"Stoner knowingly evokes early 20th century Portland through a detective story of murder, skillfully developed against a gripping (and true) background of class war and the Oregon Timber Fraud Ring."

--Michael Munk, author, the Portland Red Guide: Sites and Stories from Our Radical Past

"Stoner has created a fast-paced western tale of murder, corruption and its exposure by an engaging hero. All strata of society come to life from the rich to day laborers."

--Joel Rosenblit, Union Lawyer and Labor Educator

"We are not taught that our middle class came from the heroic lives and deaths of ordinary workers. Most authors ignore that historical fact. Stoner's Sage Adair mystery gives us back our history in a hard-to-put-down deeply satisfying and entertaining adventure."

--Ross K. Rieder, President Pacific NW Labor History Association

"A delightful and entertaining mystery that is fast-paced, realistic and serves as a lesson that money and power corrupted men a century ago as it does today. I found myself eager to read the next page, the next chapter."

--Jason Reynolds, Executive Director, Consumer Justice Alliance

""Timber Beasts" relives the NW timber country corruption at turn of century, while providing hope in that dingy setting by creating an imaginary secret counter-force personified in the dashing hero, Sage Adair. Far more than a mere action-figure, this principal character displays convincing dimension and depth. This is a unique, genre-crossing novel. It combines rousing adventure with accurate back-to-the-past details all of it served up with an overlay of timeless social ethic."

--Jim Strassmaier, Oral Historian, Oregon Historical Society, ret.

"We are not taught that our middle class came from the heroic lives and deaths of ordinary workers. Most authors ignore that historical fact. Stoner's Sage Adair mystery gives us back our history in a hard-to-put-down deeply satisfying and entertaining adventure."

--Ross K. Rieder, President Pacific NW Labor History Association

"Stoner knowingly evokes early 20th century Portland through a detective story of murder, skillfully developed against a gripping (and true) background of class war and the Oregon Timber Fraud Ring."

--Michael Munk, author, the Portland Red Guide: Sites and Stories from Our Radical Past

"Stoner has created a fast-paced western tale of murder, corruption and its exposure by an engaging hero. All strata of society come to life from the rich to day laborers."

--Joel Rosenblit, Union Lawyer and Labor Educator

"A delightful and entertaining mystery that is fast-paced, realistic and serves as a lesson that money and power corrupted men a century ago as it does today. I found myself eager to read the next page, the next chapter."

--Jason Reynolds, Executive Director, Consumer Justice Alliance

"Timber Beasts relives the NW timber country corruption at turn of century, while providing hope in that dingy setting by creating an imaginary secret counter-force personified in the dashing hero, Sage Adair. Far more than a mere action-figure, this principal character displays convincing dimension and depth. This is a unique, genre-crossing novel. It combines rousing adventure with accurate back-to-the-past details all of it served up with an overlay of timeless social ethic."

--Jim Strassmaier, Oral Historian, Oregon Historical Society, ret.

Susan Stoner, writing as S.L. Stoner, is a native Oregonian who works full time as a labor union lawyer. Like that of her series hero, Sage Adair, her life has tended toward the adventurous. She has worked in skid road bars, Las Vegas casinos, free clinics and as a prisoners' advocate, psychology center videographer and federal judge's intern. Besides living in Portland, Oregon, Susan has also lived in a forest lean-to, a Sikh home in Singapore, alongside an alligator-infested Louisiana bayou, inside a sweltering Las Vegas tent, in a camper atop a 65 International pick-up truck as well as in a variety of more traditional abodes. She was a participant in Portland's original neighborhood movement and has since been involved in citizen activism, most recently by filing and winning a lawsuit to preserve Portland' s soon-to-be destroyed historical open reservoirs (one of those win the battle, lose the war experiences). She lives with her husband and dogs in Southeast Portland when they are not traveling or hanging out in the great Cascade forests. One of her passions is historical research, particularly that involving original source material. The third book in the Sage Adair series, "Dry Rot," will be released in June 2013. The fourth book, "Black Drop," awaits final editing and a fifth, "Dead Line"," "is well on its way. All are based on true events in Pacific Northwest history.



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