On Potato Mountain
A Chilcotin Mystery
Bruce Fraser, lawyer and rancher, writes a thriller about love, honor and revenge that is set in the untamed Chilcotins. On Thanksgiving of '58, rancher Bordy Hanlon is gunned down in his living room. His adopted son, Noah, is charged with his murder. Stan Hewitt, an alcoholic lawyer from Williams Lake, defends the young man before a white jury and later before a Native circle of elders. On Potato Mountain is not only a tale of love and mystery, but is also a story of a remarkable land and its people.
If the reader wishes to begin to understand the deep magic of the Chilcotin, then this book is a gift. It reveals characters who are shadows of great historical natives — people and events alive once again and protected by spiritual mountains, Potato and Ts-yl-os.
- Lorne Dufour, author of Jacob's Prayer,
While fiction, this book is very relevant today, as it gives us an understanding of how deeply attached the Chilcotin people are to their land. I hope they enjoy this book as much as I did.
- Senator Nancy Greene Raine,