Praise for Buffalo Mountain...
"Ramsay...is a superb storyteller, adroitly mixing the spy and small-town mystery genres and shocking us with one walloping big surprise midway through the book. An excellent entry in this...series." -Booklist
It's midwinter and the Shenandoah Valley is poised on the brink of an unusually icy and snowy season. Alexei Kamarov's body is discovered in a forest within the Picketsville town limits. His driver's license identifies him as Randall Harris. The last Sheriff Ike Schwartz heard of Kamarov, he was reported missing-presumed dead in Russia-the victim of intelligence game-playing.
Ike is not happy this piece of his past has resurfaced. Especially when Ike's former CIA colleague and friend Charlie Garland asks Ike to keep a lid on the investigation.
Slowly, interagency rivalries emerge as local petty criminals vie with international assassins and plotters for attention. All the while, Buffalo Mountain looms in the background....
Frederick Ramsay was born in Baltimore, Maryland, graduated from Washington and Lee University in Virginia, and received his doctorate from the University of Illinois-Westside Medical Campus. After a stint in the Army, he joined the faculty of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. In 1971, he was ordained an Episcopal priest. Now retired from full-time ministry, he lives in Arizona with his wife and partner, Susan. Buffalo Mountain is third in his series featuring sheriff Ike Schwartz.