Latah Books is an independent book publisher located in downtown Spokane, Washington. We are proud to work with numerous award-winning and bestselling veterans, as well as talented new authors hungry to make their mark.
A Nez Perce word, Latah (pronounced LAY-tə) is the name of the creek along which most of our staff has lived, worked, recreated, meditated and fallen in love for many years. Latah Creek is a modest but vital stream flowing onward to greater waters. We can't imagine a more fitting name for the spirit of our enterprise, and for honoring the legacy of those who cultivated this land before us.
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Praise for Cascade Vengeance:
"Cascade Vengeance takes readers on a thrill ride through the dual worlds of drug dealing and big-game hunting deep in Washington’s Cascade mountains. Rob Phillips uses his extensive knowledge of the region to tell the fast-moving tale of game warden Luke McCain and his yellow Lab Jack, as they face down poachers, murderous drug cartel members, and feral dogs on the way to the story’s harrowing and heartbreaking conclusion."
--Scott Graham, National Outdoor Book Award-winning author of Mesa Verde Victim
“Rob Phillips delivers another page turner. Cascade Vengeance is full of murder, intrigue and suspense. And just when you think the case is solved, Phillips throws you a curve ball. If you enjoyed The Cascade Killer, you’ll love Phillips’s latest in the Luke McCain series.”
--Pat Hoglund, publisher of Western Hunting Journal and Traveling Angler
"Cascade Vengeance, the second book in the Luke McCain series, is another hang-onto-your-hat, nonstop action episode with Luke, a Washington State Fish and Wildlife officer, his FBI girlfriend Sara, and Jack his loyal yellow Lab."
--Susan Richmond, owner of Inklings Bookshop
"Gripping . . . An example of gritty realism. Recommended for mature students."
--School Library Journal
“The Stone Boys is unlike any other YA novel . . . a page turner . . . it can lead to discussions about any trauma one is dealing with.”
--Tina Reed, medium.com
“The Stone Boys dives deep into the trauma of bullying and abuse and comes out just as our culture is taking the lid off the pain too many have buried for too long. Compelling and profound.”
--Pastor Tim Wright, Community of Grace Lutheran Church
“Gurian incorporates autobiographical elements into a story built not around easy answers but anguished inner arguments . . . of use for discussing the cycle of abuse.”
“The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.”