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“Both a mystery and a survival story, here is a novel written with a naturalist’s eye for detail and an unrelenting pace. It reminded me of the best of Nevada Barr… It’s so fraught with excitement and wondrous details that it demands to be read in one sitting and savored afterward. Don’t miss it.” (James Rollins, number one New York Times best-selling author of The Last Odyssey)

The first book in a thrilling series featuring a wildlife biologist who courts trouble as she saves endangered species...and a mysterious killer who buries his dead in the land she helps preserve - a fast-paced, action-driven tale of suspense with the atmosphere and propulsive tension of works by Jane Harper, C. J. Box, William Kent Krueger, and Nevada Barr.

While studying wolverines on a wildlife sanctuary in Montana, biologist Alex Carter is run off the road and threatened by locals determined to force her off the land.

Undeterred in her mission to help save this threatened species, Alex tracks wolverines on foot and by cameras positioned in remote regions of the preserve. But when she reviews the photos, she discovers disturbing images of an animal of a different kind: a severely injured man seemingly lost and wandering in the wilds.

After searches for the unknown man come up empty, local law enforcement is strangely set on dismissing the case altogether, raising Alex’s suspicions. Then another invasive predator trespasses onto the preserve. The hunter turns out to be another human - and the prey is the wildlife biologist herself. Alex realizes too late that she has seen too much - she's stumbled onto a far-reaching illegal operation and now has become the biggest threat.

In this wild and dangerous landscape, Alex’s life depends on staying one step ahead - using all she knows about the animal world and what it takes to win the brutal battle for survival.

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©2020 Alice Henderson (P)2020 HarperAudio

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Unbelievable

Unfortunately this story line is so far fetched that in my opinion its is unbelievable. The heroine (superwoman) : just happens to get an offer of a job in the wilderness hours after an attempt on her life; is allowed to carry out a research project single handed in the wilds of Montana; her ex boyfriend just appears out of nowhere to break up with her; there is a shed on a ranch with not one by numerous endangered species including elephants waiting for hunters!!!!! Pity because some of the descriptive passages were good.

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Exciting, easy listening!

I really enjoyed this book in terms of it being exciting, and a good narration. I loved the setting and the descriptions of wildlife. I was quickly invested in the character and found it hard to hit pause during certain parts. If there is a sequel I will definitely read/listen to it.

There were a few parts that didn't quite work for me. I love a tough female protagonist who can hold her own, but the main character seems to have an amazing array of skills and knowledge. Sometimes this worked, and other times it felt too easy, particularly for a character that is meant to be a 'civilian'. I do feel like there was some hint this could be developed on in future books, though.

The end was a little rushed, and the novel could have afforded to take its time a bit more. I loved the amount of action in the book, it felt more like action and less like suspense to me.

I feel like there is a lot of potential for the character in future books.

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  • 23-11-20

excellent Start!

I really enjoyed this first book in a new series. reminds me of the Joe Pickett series of CJ Box. looking forward to more!

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  • Judy
  • 09-11-20

Page Turner.

Oh so good. Female lead that is so bad ass. My environmental heart so enjoyed reading work done to save wolverines and the the danger was scary thrilling. Girl is smart, tough and exciting as she survives.

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  • 22-01-22

dangling destruction of decent drama

Dangling participles and adverbs galore, this story kept adding one mystery after another so that there were too many mysteries for believability. We will forever laugh at and mock the sudden appearance of a gorilla who knows sign language. Two star-worthy qualities: The important theme of endangered wildlife; a strong woman character (but you have to endure for big reveals late). We will always wonder how the editor missed the repeated grammatical errors of dangling dangling dangling beginnings every third or fourth sentence. Or, laughing forever, we will always anticipate a gorilla who knows sign language.

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  • Trevor Beecher
  • 02-01-22

Did not disappoint!

I wasn’t sure at first but I am glad I read it! Have to read the next one now!!!

It started off and peaked my interest and then I realized I was over half way through the book and the story was really still just her studying wolverines…

Then IT GOT CRAZY!!! I couldn’t put it down! I seriously hated that every chapter ended in a spot where I found myself thinking, “WHAT!!!!! I CANT STOP THERE!!!! It is in the middle of the moment!

It is a little slow in the grand scheme of the book but I think it’s a very good read. Definitely recommend he king it out!

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  • Denyce
  • 23-11-21

Very enjoyable

I love stories with strong, resourceful women and this one didn’t disappoint. There were a couple of inconsistencies in the story, especially during the action scenes but nothing tooo horrible. I am going to start the next novel now. I also like the narrator. She is easy to understand and does a pretty decent job and providing male voices. If you like Kate Rudd you will like Eva Kaminski

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  • 14-11-21

Fantastic environmental thriller w wow storyline

The winter environment is as strong a character as the female heroine and the villainous bad guys and gal. A nail biter that keeps you surprised throughout. A revelation about the stalker from A Solitude of Wolves also. I'm listening to it for the 3rd time in a week. Can't wait for Henderson s next great book. They get better and better!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-05-21

Engaging but soooo unrealistic

The main character just happens to possess a bunch of very specific skills that magically come in handy through the book. I still enjoyed it though :)

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  • viv
  • 28-12-20

Interesting but

It started out interesting but then turned into the main character acting like she was in a mission impossible movie. Shooting. Rigging up a snow plane. Rigging tnt for explosions to kill the dudes chasing her. And swinging around on a ski lift wire from lift to lift.... the author musta been watching a spy movie when writing this book.