Wolves howl as a riderless horse returns at sunset to the Culpepper Dude Ranch in the Madison Valley. The missing woman, Nanika Martinelli, is better known as the Fly Fishing Venus, a red-haired river guide who lures clients the way dry flies draw trout. As Sheriff Martha Ettinger follows hoof tracks in the snow, she finds one of the men who has fallen under the temptress' spell impaled on the antler tine of a giant bull elk, a kill that' s been claimed by a wolf pack. An accident? If not, is the killer human or animal? With painter, fly fisherman, and sometimes private detective Sean Stranahan's help, Ettinger will follow clues that point to an animal rights group called the Clan of the Three-Clawed Wolf and to their svengali master, whose eyes blaze with pagan fire.
©2014 Keith McCafferty (P)2014 Recorded Books
I enjoyed the first two books in this series and was looking forward to this third installment--a mystery focused on wolves in wild Montana. To me, the story was completely over the top, extremely predictable and completely unbelievable. In the end I really regret spending the credit and wasting my time.
The narration sounded wooden and bored until the last three hours when Holmes finally seemed to perk up and take an interest in the book he was reading. The whole experience was just a total disappointment. It's a shame because I really liked the recurring characters and the setting up until this book. Can't recommend.
This series just gets better and better. Great story, beautiful descriptions -you can even picture yourself standing in these rivers. On to #4! It is additive!
Enjoyed the well thought thru story, excellently presented; a slice of life, people and place new to me. And love "Straney". More, please. Thank you.
Photographer, nature & water geek, music lover, book fiend.
Like most of my favorite authors, I stumbled upon Keith McCafferty. A gold nugget amongst a lot of gravel, his Sean Stranahan series has been mesmerizing so far. Three down in four days- what does that say about his writing, and characters? Plus, Rick Holmes does a superb job of narrating such a diverse cast of characters. These are the narration gigs that make you wonder how on earth the job can be done so flawlessly. I'm hooked, pun entirely intended & believe most anyone who gives the first book a read will be, too. As for my subject line, you'll have to read or listen to understand. Tight lines!
Love to embroider as we listen to the books.
The narrarator. He was very bland and did not "act" his characters.
The sheriff's interview with the fishing guide.
The reader who does C. j.Box books, or reader of the Longmire series, or the Cork O'Conner books.
Not sure yet.
Yes. It is spell binding-good mystery.
it kept me interested. Always wanted to know more.
Finally when Martha and Stranahan quit dancing around each other.
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