Tahoe Heat by Todd Borg

August 2, 2022

A dead piano tuner and a wild Mustang running loose at Lake Tahoe are inextricably linked in Tahoe HEAT, the 8th Owen McKenna mystery thriller written by local author Todd Borg. […]

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Borg’s books have won the Ben Franklin Award for Best Mystery of the Year, made several bestseller lists, and have received numerous rave reviews in journals and newspapers across the country.

TAHOE HEAT is about a young bio-tech genius named Ryan Lear whose life is threatened when scientists at his company make an amazing high-altitude discovery at the company’s lab on the side of Mt. Rose above Lake Tahoe.

When Ryan Lear hires Tahoe Detective Owen McKenna to investigate, McKenna finds clues to a killer in a message encoded in a piano tuner’s last tuning and in a wild Mustang who is roaming Tahoe’s forests, far from the desert where Mustangs live.

McKenna can’t figure out the meaning of the piano tuning code or the reason why the Mustang is lost, but he realizes that both are connected to a vicious killer who is planning the ultimate revenge…

The mesmerizing Tahoe landscape gave Borg the idea for a series of award winning novels with a detective protagonist who lives at Lake Tahoe. The result was Owen McKenna, an ex-cop with a tragic background who moved from The City (San Francisco) to the mountains to study art and earn a slightly more genteel living as a private detective.  But that didn’t last long.

Masterfully portrayed in his eight mystery thrillers, Borg’s novels cleverly integrate Lake Tahoe landmarks and hot spots, history, local culture and the Tahoe art scene into the plot that add a captivating element for readers who try to literally find the scene of the crime. Borg’s thrillers are not only full of intrigue and suspense, they have become unofficial guide books used by many of his fans to tour Lake Tahoe’s more interesting digs.

Tahoe DEATH FALL and Tahoe AVALANCHE are set at Emerald Bay, Tahoe BLOWUP deals with an arsonist, Tahoe ICE GRAVE incorporates a manuscript by Mark Twain, Tahoe KILL SHOT includes a dead mountain biker on the famous Flume Trail, Tahoe SILENCE is about a young mute artist, Tahoe NIGHT integrates sailing and art forgery, and now Tahoe HEAT…

Learn more about Todd and all of his books at www.ToddBorg.com.  And, you can meet Todd in person at one of his talks, readings and booksignings throughout the summer and fall.

July 30, 2010 4-7 p.m. Premier Booksigning for TAHOE HEAT (the 8th Owen McKenna mystery) at Artifacts, 4000 Lake Tahoe Blvd (in the Raley’s Village Center just southwest of Heavenly Village) (530) 543-0728

July 31, 2010 11 a.m. Talk/Reading/Signing TAHOE HEAT Sundance Bookstore,1155 W. Fourth St, Reno, NV (775) 786-1188, Reno

August 1, 2010 11 a.m. Signing TAHOE HEAT Borders, Reno, 4995 S. Virginia, Reno, NV (775) 448-9999

August 1, 2010 3 p.m. Talk/Reading/Signing TAHOE HEAT Eddy Street Books, 1225 Eddy St, Gardnerville, NV 89410 (775) 782-5484

August 4, 2010 6 p.m. Talk/Reading and signing TAHOE HEAT at the South Lake Tahoe/Eldorado Public Library, 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA (530) 573-3185 (Signing at 6 p.m., Talk at 7 p.m.)

August 5, 2010 5-7 p.m. Signing TAHOE HEAT at Lake Tahoe Master Framing, 3440 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 (530) 541-8438

August 7, 2010 11-1 p.m. Signing TAHOE HEAT Borders Carson City, 911 Topsy Lane, Carson City, NV 89705 (775) 267-0755

August 7, 2010 3-5 p.m. Signing TAHOE HEAT Bookshelf @ the Boatworks Mall

August 14, 2010 9-11 a.m. Signing TAHOE HEAT at The Red Hut @ Ski Run, South Lake Tahoe

August 14, 2010 3 p.m. Talk, reading, and signing TAHOE HEAT at El Dorado Arts Council, 459 Main St., Placerville, CA

August 21, 2010 11 a.m. Talk and signing TAHOE HEAT, at Book Seller Bookstore, 107 Mill Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945

September 11 & 12, 2010 9:30 a.m.- 6 p.m. Exhibiting and signing at the Mountain View Art & Wine Festival, Mountain View, CA

September 25 & 26, 2010 9:30 a.m.- 6 p.m.Exhibiting and signing at the Saratoga Art & Wine Festival, Saratoga, CA

October 1, 2 & 3, 2010, Fri,12 – 9 pm, Sat,10 am – 7 pm, Sun, 10 am – 5 pm Exhibiting and signing at the Sacramento Arts Festival, Convention Center, Sacramento, CA

November 17, 2010 Talk/Reading at the Sierra Tap House, 253 West 1st Street, Reno, NV 89501 (775) 322-7678 Time to be announced.