Author: Clair M. Poulson
Release Date: August 2008
An officer never knows what he might face when he first arrives at an accident. When Deputy Sergeant Matthew Prescott gets the call directing him to a serious crash on U.S.191, he drives as fast as he dares. As he approaches the twisted, mangled remains of the vehicle, he doubts there could be any survivors in that wreckage. Somebody’s lifewould be ruined tonight.
He just never thought it would be his.
Overwhelmed by the memory of losing part of his family that night, Matthew decides to take the sheriff’s offer to become a detective instead of a patrol supervisor. Maybe not being on-site at car accidents would dull his pain.
A year later, wolves are starting to drift from neighboring Yellowstone Park to Montana ranches and are preying on calves, and a group of activists is passionate about saving the wolves from getting shot by ranchers. But that passion turns to violence with the murder of a rancher who shoots a wolf in order to protect his livestock. Now it’s up to Matthew to find out exactly who is behind the escalating violence.
I found this book to be Poulson’s best written book yet. He has a keen understanding of the back country, local law enforcement, and the clashes between environmentalist philosophies and ranching realities. No matter one’s views on these issues, this compelling story highlights the complexity of a very modern issue.
I loved this book, It was one of his better books.Although i do enjoy all his books.
I liked this book. It wasn’t my favorite but it was fun to read.
I also like that the main character has a normal “cool” name, Matthew. I have a hard time believing in characters who are supposed to be 30 or 40 when the book is written having the creatively spelled or created names of today…