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Cascade Manhunt
     by Rob Phillips

US Distribution: Ingram Content Group

Paperback:      978-1-957607-21-4          $18.75

Latah Books Contact: Jon Gosch

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"Cascade Manhunt is the fifth book of Rob Phillips’ Luke McCain series, and I believe it to be his best work. The book follows Washington State game warden Luke McCain as he works undercover to apprehend a group of hardcore poachers and then feverishly hunts down a fugitive wanted in several states. As a retired Washington State undercover Fish and Wildlife detective, I found Rob’s book to be spot-on. I simply couldn’t put Cascade Manhunt down and am already thirsting for Rob’s next book."

     --Todd Vandivert, retired Washington State Fish and Wildlife detective and author of the Wildlife Justice series

"Like Rob Phillips' earlier books in the Luke McCain series, unique characters make Cascade Manhunt come alive. A plotline that twists and turns through the backcountry woods of central Washington keeps your attention until the very end."  

     --Dennis Dauble, author of Bury Me with My Fly Rod and Chasing Ghost Trout

"Thieving poachers, a corrupt cop, a psychopathic serial killer—multiple intriguing, fast-paced plots skillfully written to move along separate but parallel storylines toward an epic conclusion master-minded by Washington Fish and Wildlife police officer Luke McCain. That all three plots flow singularly and seamlessly from chapter to chapter in narratives rich with accurate outdoor expertise without confusing this reader is a testament to Rob Phillips' wordsmithing skills. Cascade Manhunt, the latest edition to the Luke McCain thriller series leaves me wanting more."

     --Terry W. Sheely, author and writer

Book Description:

After continuous complaints that a poaching ring is running rampant in northeastern Washington, Fish & Wildlife police officer Luke McCain is assigned to go undercover to infiltrate the gang. Just as Luke and his fellow officers move to finally catch the poachers red-handed, one of the crooks flees into the mountains and Luke has to hunt him down.

Days later, a serial killer suspected of killing dozens of women around the Northwest escapes from custody when a Department of Corrections van crashes in the rugged North Cascades. Luke and Jack are hand-picked by the governor to join the manhunt, and the pressure is on to find the fugitive before he disappears into the wilderness, possibly to reemerge and kill again.

Praise for Cascade Kidnapping:


"Poaching big game . . . check. A loveable yellow Lab . . . double check. Computer hackers from India . . . WHAT!

That last item is the big checklist twist in outdoor writer Rob Phillips’ latest novel, Cascade Kidnapping, the fourth in his Luke McCain series. As in all of Phillips’ books, Cascade Kidnapping reinforces healthy respect for the outdoors and laws that protect it. Conversational narrative writing as well as the Cascade Mountains’ sense of place reward readers. Recurring characters -- especially that Lab, Jack -- anchor each book."

      --Bob Crider, retired editor and publisher, Yakima Herald-Republic

"Rob Phillips, award-winning outdoor writer, has given readers the 4th installment in his most entertaining Luke McCain mystery series! Cascade Kidnapping has Washington State game warden Luke McCain and his yellow Lab Jack arresting salmon poachers, investigating a serial elk killer and dealing with administrative duties. While finally on a few days off, McCain and Jack are asked to help locate and rescue two young kidnapping victims being held in the rugged wilderness of north central Washington. They race against time and the elements to save the boys before they can be hurt or worse . . . Phillips' writing displays a real knowledge of the outdoors, as well as the duties and responsibilities of game wardens. A very enjoyable book!!"

     --Rich Phillips, book reviewer for the International Game Warden Magazine

Praise for Cascade Predator:


"Luke McCain is back in action! The iconic Washington game warden and his canine partner, Jack, are tearing around Washington’s central Cascade Mountains in search of an escaped – and maybe dangerous -- Bengal tiger! A fast-paced story, third in a series, that will challenge you to figure out how, and even if, Luke and Jack can pull the loose ends together and nail this case shut. I didn’t want to put the book down."

     --Bob Mottram, author and outdoor writer  

"Lions and tigers in a conifer-canopied mountain forest, trouble lurking around every corner, an intuitive fish and game cop, and a fast-paced plot that twists from one suspenseful surprise to the next. Cascade Predator is a well-blended stew of Northwest icons, a reflection of Rob’s intimate knowledge of wildlife, outdoor realism, and page-turning curveballs that is just flat tough to put down. This latest edition to the Luke McCain series confirms Rob Phillips's standing as a skilled mystery writer. Already I want to read another."

      --Terry W. Sheely, northwest author and writer

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 JournalTraveling Angler, and Salmon & Steelhead Journal

"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. I felt like I was riding shotgun in Luke’s Ford pickup, bouncing along forest service roads where very bad guys might be lurking."

     --Susan Richmond, owner of Inklings Bookshop

“Another fast-paced, exciting chapter in the Luke McCain series that remains true to the Pacific Northwest. Phillips leaves readers with a splendid conclusion, helping us wonder when the next Luke McCain volume will be out. I am truly a fan of Luke and Jack!”

     --Vikki J. Carter, Host & Producer of Authors of the Pacific Northwest Podcast 

"Rob’s knowledge of the outdoors, his attention to detail, his main characters -- Luke McCain, FBI Agent Sara Sinclair and their yellow Lab, Jack -- all come together for another quick-paced, fun, hard-to-put-down novel."

     --Steve Raabe, author of Patrolling the Heart of the West: True Tales of a Nevada State Trooper

"Rob Phillips has done it again! Cascade Vengence is a compelling who-dun-it that pulls you ever forward like great mysteries can do. Luke McCain . . . must unravel a seemingly endless number of potential motives to find the culprits. A great read that leaves you begging for more."

     --T.J. Tao, bestselling author of Burn Scar, Stone Scar, and The Vault of Adon

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