Last work before his death. Sequel to The Monkey Wrench Gang.
George Washington Hayduke, presumed dead, returns to save the canyon county from Mormon Bishop Dudley Love and uranium stripminers and industrial developers. The Bishop discusses with his wife taking Ranger Dick as his polygamous wife, p.217: "I mean our Saintly duty to create an earthly body for another one of them little kiddie souls waiting up in Heaven. I'm a-talkin' about Child Number Twelve, Mother." Bishop Love is described on p.55: "He's the small-time bigshot down in Landfill County. Bishop Love. Mine operator, trucker, rancher, County Commissioner. Wants to be a U.S. Senator. Can't even get elected to the state legislature. Works as front man for Syn-Fuels. Does what the mining execs tell him to do, like any smart Utah politician." [James E. Crooks]