||Nov 15 2000
Jim Wilson's self-prescribed antidote for grizzly attack-induced nightmares was a trip to the Montana mountains -- grizzly country. But when his group was hijacked and he was forced on a death-march to the border by escaped convicts his nightmares would take a far more sinister turn.
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Jim Wilson planned a week in the wilderness with friends, to enjoy the thrill of hunting elk in grizzly country—a self-prescribed antidote to his recurring nightmares of grizzly attacks. But he would confront a more sinister challenge when escaped convicts hijack his group for their own purposes. His very life—the lives of friends—would depend on his response.The reader is transported into the rugged, picturesque beauty of northern Montana in this thriller. The colorfully portrayed cast of characters is introduced, then buckle your seat belt. You’ll be treated to fast-paced action as they become caught in a desperate race to the border—a life-death drama and supreme test of character for all.
Jim nodded, a hint of a smile crossing his lips. “I think Bellerman's going to be after us. There could be trouble.”
Julie looked into blue eyes that blazed fierce defiance—a stern determination. Her mom was in trouble, maybe dead. They were all definitely in trouble. Bellerman and his gang would never leave them alone, now that Jim had stolen his money. He’d hunt them down and kill everyone.
Julie said, “You said that almost like you want them to come after us.”
“Except for the danger to you and your mom, I’d like nothing better.”
“My God! You can’t mean that.”
“I mean it all right. They killed my best friends, pistol whipped and beat the hell out of me, damn near cut my hands off with a rope, shot at me, and tortured people I really care about. They’ve bullied enough—I’ve declared war!”
2000 Benjamin Franklin Awards
Awards judge: “A very compelling book. It kept me up late turning pages. Definitely not the book to take along on my next camping trip. Very satisfying! Thanks” Score: 9.70 of possible 10
James A Cox, Editor-in-Chief, The Midwest Book Review, in
". . .Griz Nightmare . . . showcases the undeniable storytelling talents of Leland Waldrip with [the addition of] this latest thriller to his growing list of highly recommended titles."
Judge Sam Taylor, Montgomery, AL
“You feel all the time that you’re in a key part of the story. And you are! You can see and identify with every character—hear them talk just as you think they would. And the story rolls! Clear descriptions of physical movements combine with the author’s keen sense of ambient detail to put you right in the middle of things: unrelentingly cruel escaped convicts imposing their twisted agenda on innocents. Looming over it all is the chilling fear of the giant predator—something beyond anyone’s control, felon or innocent. And after a maze of twists and turns, just when we think we’re finally out of the woods—we’re not. GRIZ Nightmare is tightly written, a very good read!”
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Reader Reviews for "GRIZ Nightmare"
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|Leland Waldrip has written a captivating wilderness tale in Griz Nightmare.
The main character, Jim Wilson, is an avid hunter and outdoorsman, and sets out on an elk hunting trip in Montana’s vast wilderness with his friends. There’s only one problem, though, he suffers from post traumatic stress because of a prior grizzly bear attack several years back; and in this book’s adventure, Jim’s extremely worried they might run into another of these ferocious brown bears.
At the same time this elk hunting trip starts, three desperate and vicious convicts break out of prison and kidnap a mother and daughter, on their escape route to Canada.
Eventually, the path of the elk hunters converges with the path of the three criminals and their captives. That’s when all hell breaks loose.
Add a marauding grizzly bear, and you have one heck of a story unfolding in the great outdoors.
And it’s evident that the author has done his homework; hand drawn maps and actual hunting camp photos add to this captivating tale.
I read this book on a camping trip to New Mexico, but I knew no gigantic grizzlies were lurking about there!
If you like outdoor adventure yarns, this is a good one, and I highly recommend it.
|Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper
|This sounds interesting Leland. I'd like to hire that bear out to eat my mother in law. hehehe It would take a grizzly to eat her big butt. Good work. GEM|