“It’s a humdinger of a thriller, told with great style and, unlike many thrillers, with a sense of purpose.”
— Dave Wood, River Falls Journal.
The great unfinished story of the last half century in Madison is whatever happened to Leo Burt.
Burt, of course, is the last fugitive from the 1970 Sterling Hall bombing on the UW-Madison campus — the last fugitive, really, from that whole era…
Maybe a fictionalized take on Burt and that era was always the way to go.
It is, in any case, the route chosen by Dan Woll and John W. Lyon in their new novel, “Death on Cache Lake,” which casts Burt — his real name is used in the novel — as an FBI plant who helped with the bombing to sabotage the anti-war movement.
—Doug Moe, Wisconsin State Journal
If you experienced Wisconsin and national political events of the early 1970s, “Death on Cache Lake” gives an enlightening, sometimes shocking retrospective on what might have happened during the events that shook the nation’s political landscape.
While political intrigue is the constant in the novel written by Dan Woll and John W. Lyon, the strong bond between the main characters through their harrowing adventures will keep the readers involved in the book from cover to cover.
The book is centered around a bombing that killed one person at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1970….The book is set in Wisconsin and many of the characters and places in the book are based upon real people, places and events. The plot builds in intensity, with twists and tales that range from amusing to blood-curdling.
Readers who enjoy detailed, developed plots will enjoy the journeys and adventures they are led through in this edgy literary piece.
—Dave Newman, New Richmond News
Reading the book is like sitting in a roadside diner with your two best friends. You all drink gallons of really black coffee while they tell you a yarn, sometimes speaking back and forth, sometimes finishing each other’s sentences. You sit there, alternatively laughing your butt off and enthralled, with no idea what will happen next.
—Chris Curtis, Amazon.com