Joe Welch is a native Vermonter who lives in the NEK. Salvager is his third book, his other titles include, The Riverford Term and A Homecoming to Death. In Salvager we meet Mark Sloan a laid-off carpenter surviving as a part time reporter who is suddenly confronted with the possibility that someone is trying to kill him. Sloan is a real NEK character surrounded by other characters who could be pulled from small town life. Salvager is hard to put down as we race to discover who the culprit is.