James Montgomery Jackson
Stories that are "North of Cozy and South of Noir"
Cabin Fever [978-1-943166-08-4]
Financial crimes investigator Seamus McCree returns in this thrilling sequel to Bad Policy. With his house in Cincinnati in ruins, Seamus retreats to the family cabin for some well-earned rest and relaxation. But his plans for a quiet, contemplative winter in the wilds of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula are thrown out the window when he discovers a naked woman on his porch during a blizzard. The mystery woman is suffering from hypothermia, frostbite, high fevers, amnesia—and rope burns on her wrists and ankles.
Snowbound at the cabin, without transportation or phone coverage, Seamus struggles to keep the woman alive and find a way to get an SOS message out. What he doesn’t know is that a domestic paramilitary organization is hunting for an escaped female prisoner—and closing in on his isolated refuge.
Check out the first four chapters of Cabin Fever.
What Readers Are Saying
This book is exciting and wonderful from the first page. The local people are delightful and unforgettable, a reminder of the good folks who live in rural areas all over this country. Unexpected and stunning surprises send the plot careening in different directions. It is one of those rare books that will have the reader thinking about the people and the story long after it has been put back on the shelf.
Cabin Fever is a recommended pick both for crime and mystery readers who enjoyed the prior Seamus McCree story in Bad Policy and for newcomers such as this reviewer, who encounter Seamus here for the first time.
With a reluctant sleuth, his super-geek son, evasive characters, and one plot twist after another, Jackson leads us on a high-suspense adventure in the frozen Michigan woods. The second Seamus McCree mystery will give you anything but cabin fever — you won't want to leave your chair until you finish it.
Jackson is a master at taking a character who just wants to be left alone and propelling him – and the reader – through a thrilling tangle of banking and insurance scams, underground societies and murder.
Complicated, and unpredictable, James M. Jackson's CABIN FEVER is a very engaging mystery read.
Jackson makes the frozen north woods come alive in this atmospheric thriller. The Seamus McCree series is one to watch!