MURDER and MAYHEM in the FUR TRADE
Countless times, author Parker Dozhier was reminded, “You have a story to tell . . . tell it.” In Pelts, he exposes the many ups and downs of the intriguing worldwide raw fur industry. This fictional novel is constructed around the author’s ChiCom connections and experiences.
Set against the 1975–1995 fur boom era, this historical novel revolves around topics of murder and mayhem in the fur trade. Much of the events were based upon Dozhier’s experiences and observations while traveling the globe as a trapper, rural fur dealer, and fur marketing agent for the Ontario Trappers Association and the Hudson’s Bay Company.
His travels have taken him to China, Korea, Canada, and Africa. He negotiated the first export of North American furs to Mainland China since the Communist takeover in 1949.
Written in the James Michener style, Pelts weaves mystery, violence, international intrigue, federal government bungling into a plausible, fast-moving story with a terrific ending.