A grizzly bear, Glacier National Park, and a special agent for the Dept. of the Interior–what else would one need for an exciting suspense story? Ted Systead is sent to investigate a crime that recalls his own horrific experience with a grizzly at age fourteen. Now, a man has been bound to a tree and has been savaged by a Park grizzly, and none of the residents or Park staff are particularly helpful. The resentment between locals and outsiders (and he is considered very much an outsider) makes Ted’s work nearly impossible. It is obvious that Carbo knows her setting very well, and Montana and Glacier are wonderful backdrops for dire doings.
–Edie, Annie Bloom’s Books, Portland, OR