Spider MountainBook - 2008
Ex-cop Cam Richter agrees to do a favor for a park ranger: investigate the assault of a young woman in a remote area of Appalachia. Since he knows the terrain better than anyone, the victim's family is hoping that Cam can break a case that local cops can't--or maybe don't want to--solve.
Cam has no idea how dangerous his search will become. Because in these parts, Grinny Creigh and her extended clan destroy those who intrude into their web. The Creighs run a smuggling ring, and control just about every thing and one in their neck of the woods. But they also operate a much worse enterprise--one that threatens to harm anyone who comes too close to unleashing the dark secrets of... Spider Mountain