Park warden Jenny Willson is in a dangerous race for answers that could create an irreparable rift in her own organization.
When Park Warden Jenny Willson initiates a covert inquiry into a proposed ski hill in Yoho National Park, she’s quickly drawn into a web of political, environmental, and criminal intrigue that threatens to tear apart a small B.C. town. Suddenly, neighbour is pitted against neighbour, friend against friend, and family against family.
After a wolverine researcher dies in a mysterious fire, Willson forms an uneasy alliance with an RCMP corporal and an investigative journalist to expose the truth behind the project. But all is not what it seems. In a showdown involving the ski hill proponent, her own agency, and mysterious political puppeteers, Willson must decide if she’s willing to risk her career — and perhaps the lives of herself and those close to her — to reveal what lurks in the shadows.
Dave Butler is an author, photographer, forester, biologist, and a Royal Canadian Geographical Society Fellow. Hist first Jenny Willson Mystery, Full Curl, won the Arthur Ellis Best First Crime Novel Award. He lives in Cranbrook, B.C.
[A] fast-paced story … [that] talks about a debate that concerns a lot of us: environmental conservation versus economic development.
For those who like mystery novels with a strong outdoor component and a setting in national parks.