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Founded by a charismatic and persuasive Frenchman, Muskrat Town emerges as a farm town far ahead of its time. He leaves behind a community that is virtually free of hate. Gideon Pike, a renown and celebrated Los Angeles detective, happens upon thisMoreFounded by a charismatic and persuasive Frenchman, Muskrat Town emerges as a farm town far ahead of its time. He leaves behind a community that is virtually free of hate. Gideon Pike, a renown and celebrated Los Angeles detective, happens upon this idyllic place while searching for a sanctuary. For years his life is near perfect and he believes hes left police work forever. But Milo Lentz, a sadistic and social misfit, takes an abandoned farm house just miles from Muskrat Town as his base of operation. Two of the town folks favorite people stumble upon Milos hideaway and are murdered to keep them from disclosing his operation. Now Gideon Pike is asked once again to use his investigative skills to find the killer. In doing so, he discovers that something far more sinister than murder is about to happen. If it isnt stopped, hundreds of lives will be lost.Author Biography: Lee Drake worked four years for the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department. He also served as management consultant to police departments and sheriff offices for seven more years. He completed his undergraduate work and undertook graduate studies in Los Angeles and attended more than a dozen classes and seminars in the field of writing. His research and technical writing career spanned more than twenty years. After retiring from his management career in California, Drake returned to South Dakota where he had spent his boyhood, to become a free lance writer. He lives there with his wife Julie. Lee Drakes first novel, Monah, is based on the life of Mo Nah Se Tah, daughter of Cheyenne Chief Little Rock. He then completed Hiding Gideon Pike which, like Murder in Muskrat Town, is a detective/crime novel.