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About the BookHigh adventure in the High Sierra, for mystery lovers and outdoor enthusiasts too.
Book SynopsisWhen a Wall Street tycoon insists that his family join him for an annual backpacking trip into the Sierra, some of his children are not enthusiastic about the idea.
And that's before people start turning up dead. Ranger Dan Courtwright is ﬁrst on the scene. And with his friend Sheriﬀ Cal Healey, he sticks with it to the terrifying ﬁnish, which is a real cliﬀhanger.
Danger: Falling Rocks gives us a vibrant feel of the high Sierra, a charming new mystery hero, and an engaging, fast-moving mystery written with energy and a nice touch of wit. Paul Wagner's love of the outdoors and his experience hiking and camping takes readers right into the mountains. The zippy writing keeps the story moving along the Sierra trails, through the lineup of interesting, quirky characters, and down the winding mystery path until the satisfying end. It's a great summer read, whether or not you can find your way into the wilderness.- Rick Kushman, best-selling NY Times author and co-host of Bottle Talk from Cap Radio in Sacramento
This is an enjoyable read and reflects a lifestyle that not many people are blessed to lead. As a practitioner of this way of life and a pursuer of wilderness settings, this reading has my seal of approval.- Chip Morrill, ex-US Forest Service Wilderness Ranger and White Water Guide
Paul Wagner is not only one of the great wine educators and wine storytellers in the world, now he is telling his stories in his new mystery novels. Can't put the book down!!- Brian Murphy, President, Wine Cruise Club, Expedia Cruise Ship Centers
Clever and captivating. Wagner pulls readers along on a trail through the mountains, keenly observing a world in which the greatest threat, of course, is humans... An excellent excursion for armchair mountaineers. - Sasha Paulsen, The Napa Register
About the AuthorPaul Wagner is an acclaimed authority on wine marketing and on viticulture and winery technology. He is the founder and president emeritus of Balzac Communications, an international wine consulting firm.
Wagner is a founding member of the Academy of Wine Communications and a consultant for the International Wine & Food Society, London Branch, and a member of the nominations committee for the Culinary Institute of America's Vintners Hall of Fame. A longtime instructor at Napa College, Wagner is also a guest lecturer at many universities and he has judged more than 100 international wine competitions and now cohosts Bottle Talk, a weekly conversation about wine, at www.rickandpaulwine.com.
Danger: Falling Rocks is his first novel.
Paul Wagner is coauthor of Wine Marketing & Sales: Success Strategies for a Saturated Market, winner of the 2007 Gourmand Award for the best book for wine professionals and is now in its third edition. He is also the author of Artisan Public Relations: A Hands-On Guide to Getting Your Food & Beverage Creations the Attention They Deserve, and coauthor of Wine Sales and Distribution: The Secrets to Building a Consultative Selling Approach. In 2018, he received the American Wine Society's Award of Merit, and he was named winner of the McPherson Distinguished Teaching Award at Napa Valley College.