While eating at the Findlay House café, Annie overhears a conversation by locals who have hired hunters to surreptitiously kill off the entire wolf pack. Within days, not only is a wolf found shot and another two trapped, but Annie hears men quarreling and guns fired—and later finds a man dead.
The harder Annie searches for answers to end this unlawful and ruthless slaughter of wolves, the faster she becomes entangled in this increasingly complex tangle of lies and betrayal. She soon finds herself a target of the men who kill for silence.
Just as Annie uncovers a plot to eradicate the remaining wolves at all costs, a late-season snowstorm makes it nearly impossible to track down the answers to her questions. Shortly afterward, however, an unexpected thaw leads to the devastating flooding that further complicates the search for the killers.
It will take every trace of wildlife refuge officer Mason Banks’ instinct to rescue Annie from the flood of trouble that comes when she alone sets out to protect a family of wolves—all amid lies, murder and floodwaters.
This is Book One in Lisa Loucks Christenson's Wolves of Whitewater Falls, Minnesota” series.
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