Season of the Wolf by Jeffrey J. Mariotte
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A wealthy man with a conscience, Alex Converse heads to a small town to make a documentary on global warming and its effects on the environment. What he discovers are dark secrets kept by the citizens of Silver Gap, CO., legends that may be real, murders and missing women. Are they all victims of a wolf attack? If so, there is something very 'wrong' about these wolves and the answers are nothing short of shocking!
The cast of characters are varied and colorful, some are completely unlikeable. Alex is trying to ease his conscience over the origination of his vast wealth while enlightening the world to the changes in the environment. He and his film crew get caught up in the drama of the missing people and put their own safety in peril. With the help of a gutsy and beautiful guide in the town, Alex uncovers horror, history and incredible revelations about survival of the fittest.
Each character brought something to the story. Even the setting added validity to what was discovered. By the end of the book, with its twists and turns, Alex not only grows as a person, but finds love the meaning of happiness, putting to rest many of his personal demons.
Although a little dark at times, the story is well-told! Outdoorsmen and hunters-beware!
This ARC edition was given to me for an honest review by Netgalley and DarkFuse. Publish Date: Feb. 13, 2013.