In this the third Dave Davecki mystery, our hero buys a boat, not just any boat…a houseboat, and finds the body of Little Willie Horton floating face up in Lake Superior. One salient fact is, there’s thousands of dollars of cold, hard…well, wet actually…cash floating around the body. Strange? Indeed. For, Lake Superior herself is summoning Davecki to solve the murder AND uncover a diabolic plot by evil, water-stealing bad guys who are draining Lake Superior to supply the needs of the thirsty in the desert Southwest.
It all ends in a tidal wave of action as Davecki chases evil Nevada Henderson on sea, land and air. And, with the “help” of Lake Superior, Davecki gets his man…sort of. Plus, believe it or not, Dave Davecki actually kisses a woman. And, hard to believe, she kisses back. Pretty awesome for the detective the Duluth Budgeteer called a “loveless hermit.” Great fun all the way through!
Voted Best Book and Best Author of 2002
-The Reader Weekly
…the plot is intelligent and nicely complicated, the characters interesting, and the dialogue frequently quick-witted. Among the many imaginative features of the book, however, is his astonishing characterizations of Lake Superior
-Lois Roney, Ripsaw News
The characters are interesting, the plot clever, and the sense of place satisfying.
-Mike Nardine, Reader Weekly
All in all Lake Effect is a good summer read that will teach you something about the preciousness of Lake Superior.
-Mary Ann Grossmann, St. Paul Pioneer Press
Savage makes you want to believe it all in this his third, and best yet, Lake Superior Mystery.
-Marshall J. Cook, Creativity Connection.
This is Savage’s third novel about the big lake and it is his best.
-Don Boxmeyer, St. Paul Pioneer Press