Blood Atonement : Funny, sharp, gritty Dahlgren Wallace is a Montana fly-fishing guide caught in the middle of a nasty war over land and history. Dahlgren is a former college football star, a veteran of the first Gulf War and a former member of the Marine Corps elite Force Recon. He thought he had put the world of intrigue and special forces behind him by becoming a fly-fishing guide. He's the river keeper and guide on an expansive, private Montana river owned by a media mogul. When the novel opens, Dahlgren is guiding when his boss's latest guest is bludgeoned to death, practically under Dahlgren's nose. Dahlgren is immediately suspected of the crime.