Conservation Officer Grady Service (now promoted to detective) has a case on his hands that doesn't make sense. A series of protests and bombs planted by a group of animal-rights activists appears to have culminated in a double murder at a wolf lab, which releases into the wild an extraordinarily rare animal: a blue wolf. To the Ojibwa a blue wolf represents good luck-unless it is captured or killed; then it is an omen of Armageddon. Service suspects that the murders aren't what they seem to be, and when the FBI takes over the investigation and reaches far beyond its jurisdiction, he smells a rat.
Meanwhile, an elusive poaching ring has been systematically killing bucks and wolves. Once again, Service must defend his hallowed Mosquito Wilderness in a race against time when it becomes clear that the poachers' final target is the blue wolf. The novel's brilliant finale will cement Heywood's reputation as one of today's great mystery writers, and the Wood Cops series as the most exciting to come along in years.
Full of outrageous and unforgettable characters and crystal-clear scenes of the natural world, Blue Wolf in Green Fire is also a masterpiece of suspense. It is a fully satisfying journey into the natural world and beyond, into the terrifying extremes of human nature.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Joseph Heywood is the author of The Berkut, Taxi Dancer, The Domino Conspiracy, and The Snowfly, Ice Hunter. He lives and writes in Portage, Michigan, and frequents the wilds of the Upper Peninsula.