This image is hidden for guests. Please login or register to see it.Can't say that I'm a big Nevada Barr fan. I've read a couple of her books, (High Country and Ill Wind) but just didn't find anything that tripped my triggers.
I tried the new book because it sounded interesting. Scientists studying wolves, isolated on an island in the middle of Lake Superior, discover DNA evidence of what might be a hybrid wolf/dog. It's the middle of winter and cold permeates everything and everyone. When one of the team is brutally killed, all evidence points to the wild hybrid.
The story is number 14 in a series about Anna Pigeon, a tougher-than-nails park ranger who regularly finds herself in the middle of a crisis - think Jessica Fletcher of "Murder, She Wrote" set outdoors.
The story bogs down with too many red herrings and ancillary sub-plots. I guessed the villain early on, not because I'm clever, but because the author eliminates everyone else from the suspect list.
When the story lines converge and Anna finally faces the bad guy, the author spends 49 pages drawing out the action. Frankly, it was about 39 pages too long. I knew Anna would win because she's the good guy, but I didn't really care how it played out. I just wanted it to be over.