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The Height of Secrecy is J.M. Mitchell's second novel in the Jack Chastain Mystery Series. Mitchell had a long career with the National Park Service, knew the conflict over public policy, and knows where the bodies are buried. He was Chief of the agency's Biological Resource Management Division and retired after 36 years of service, having worked in Yosemite, Grand Canyon and Zion National Parks, Washington, D.C., and Fort Collins, Colorado.
Mitchell's stories draw from his many experiences, as well as ironies he observed over the course of his career. What began as a diversion from scientific and technical writing became an addiction to story-crafting--one he cannot now escape.