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2000s: Animals are disappearing from Canada’s mountain parks…

  • ISBN: B01MSH158U
  • Genre: Mystery

What you need to know before your trail

Jenny Willson is a hard-edged, caustic-witted warden from Banff National Park who considers poachers and ladder-climbing bureaucrats equally repulsive and worthy of the same painful fate. Does keeping her promise to protect her park from them mean crossing lines and putting her career at risk?

When Willson discovers animals disappearing from Canada’s mountain parks, she begins a complex investigation that follows a trail of deceit, distraction, and murder. With a growing list of victims, both animal and human, Willson finds herself in a race for justice that criss-crosses the Canada-U.S. border and pushes her to a place she might not be able to come back from.

Travel Guide


Dave Butler is a forester and biologist living in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains. He’s the Director of Sustainability at Canadian Mountain Holidays and a Royal Canadian Geographical Society Fellow. He lives in the heart of the country he writes about – in Cranbrook, BC.

From the body of a poached elk in a field, a whole cast opens up when more  animals go missing  – and the scale of the affair is not linked to the Banff park but the Canada – United States border.

This is a great insight into the workings of a park ranger and others working in the great wilderness of the national parks. Poaching, the work of the rangers and the wilderness are all evoked with rugged interest.

#Authoronlocation: Dave Butler’s guide to the Rockies

The dramatic mountain landscapes of the west not only provide dramatic settings for Jenny Willson’s work as a park warden, but they’re the focus of many social and environmental issues that challenge many mountain communities. They can turn friends against friends, neighbours against neighbours, and families against families, sometimes with deadly results.

These amazing places provide inspiring and dramatic landscapes that are an ideal match for the drama, mystery and intrigue in the stories.

These mountain ranges are where I live, work and play. Beyond that, they’re deep in my DNA. They are part of who I am, and how I think.

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Booktrailer Review

Susan; @thebooktrailer

I’ve never read a book like this but what a read! I love all things Canadian, national parks and about animals in the wild so this hit all the spots and more for me. The author’s worked in the field and he knows his stuff – and boy does it show. I’ve spent only a short time in several national parks (mostly in Banff which I loved) and so this novel really spoke to me and revived some very happy memories. This was a great mystery novel and a unique take on the subject – it starts with animal poaching but turns into so much more. Not the novel I thought I was reading – very surprising and in a very good way! A great Canadian set read and captures the essence of more of the national park landscapes and is a cracking good mystery into the bargain! The author based this on an experience he had in the parks which really ramps up the interest and the tension. Throughly enjoyed it


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Author/Guide Dave Butler  Destination: Banff  Departure Time: 2000s

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