The title is Driftless Summer due to the location and season that the events play out. Detective Crane Maddox and his brother-in-law Gerhard spend long weekends at Cranes cabin; drinking, telling stories and playing golf. The killers, Ray Olsen and Al Bumen, are using Ray’s nearby farm as a base for their psychosis-inspired murdering spree. Paths cross. The novel involves murder, but is not a murder mystery; it is an exploration of the inner workings of the psychotic brain and also the intermediate areas of the behavioral spectrum. No subject is off limits in this exploration of human nature and the ability of the mind to deceive.