Deep leads (mining) — veins of ore buried dangerously far underground
Deep leads (criminal investigation) — clues hidden under layers of misdirection
A young detective is exiled to a mining town and faces a ruthless killer
Detective Jud Jeffreys has become a political embarrassment. He is demoted back to uniform and sent to a rough mining town where he’s assigned to investigate sheep thefts.
It’s a difficult transition for a city boy. The sergeant is a drunk, his colleagues resent him, he makes a bad enemy within minutes of arriving, and violence and disaster swirl around the mine.
Jud must find friends and allies fast, or he won’t survive. When tragedy strikes, he must return to his true nature as a detective to find a ruthless killer.
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