** Winner of the Daphne du Maurier Award **
Sam Westin is working on a twelve-week project for the National Park Service as a wildlife biologist. While on firewatch duty one night, she hears an explosion. Above a nearby lake, fire lights the sky. She calls it in and is the first on the scene to do battle. When the blaze is finally extinguished, a body is discovered in the embers. It's a young woman who was working on the park's trail crew for the summer—and she's barely clinging to life.
Sensing something sinister, Sam starts asking questions. Who started the fire? Was the young woman involved? Does this have something to do with an old gold mine? Is the recent sighting of an illegal bear hunter just coincidence? Sam wants the answers—but someone else wants her out of the way before she finds them...
Includes Discussion Questions for Readers and Book Clubs
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Endangered - Well done!
I enjoyed Sam; her intelligence, initiative, and dedication to principles. I learned about wildlife biologists’ skill sets and, basically, enjoyed the entire book. Now reading the second in the Sam Westin series.