Linda Howard is one of my go-to authors. She might take me through - vicariously - some serious ups and downs emotionally, but I'm always satisfied at the end of her novels. In this one, you're immediately drawn into Angie's problems of making a living - which should strike a chord with most of us - but then get drawn into much more immediate problems in staying alive. The settings, the characters, and the problems are all too believable, especially if you've spent any time hiking in the woods where all you hear is the wildlife and your own breathing. Throw in her talent for writing spirited, sarcastic back-and-forth exchanges between heroes and heroines and you've got another satisfying Linda Howard tome.
Montana wilderness guide Angie Powell wants nothing to do with ex-soldier Dare Callahan, especially as she blames him for her failing business. But she has to put her feelings to one side when they are suddenly thrust together to stop an animal with a thirst for blood--of a human variety.