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A National Park Mystery On Tuesday's Access Utah


When his new step-daughter is kidnapped during a visit to the Grand Canyon, archeologist Chuck Bender faces up to his secret past and his unfamiliar family-man role as he confronts every parent's worst nightmare--a missing child. In Tony Hillerman fashion, “Canyon Sacrifice,” a new novel by Scott Graham, (Torrey House Press) explores the rugged western landscape, the mysterious past of the ancient Anasazi Indians, and the modern Southwest's ongoing cultural fissures. “Canyon Sacrifice” is the first book in a National Park Mystery Series.

In addition to the National Park Mystery Series, Scott Graham is the author of five nonfiction books, including “Extreme Kids,” winner of the National Outdoor Book Award.
Graham is an avid outdoorsman and amateur archaeologist who enjoys backpacking, hunting, rock climbing, skiing, and mountaineering. He lives with his wife, an emergency physician, and their two sons in Durango, Colorado. He has made a living as a newspaper reporter, magazine editor, radio disk jockey, and coal-shoveling fireman on the steam-powered Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.

Graham has explored the national parks of the American West all his life. He has backpacked deep into the farthest reaches of the Grand Canyon, where “Canyon Sacrifice” is set. He twice has rowed his own eighteen-foot raft down the canyon’s notorious Colorado River rapids. Graham has hiked and climbed extensively in Rocky Mountain National Park, the setting for “Mountain Rampage,” (the second book in the National Park Mystery series-coming June 2015) including an all-night climb of 14,259-foot Longs Peak beneath a full moon, summiting at dawn.