Bearskin

Bearskin

Book - 2018
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Rice Moore is just beginning to think his troubles are behind him. He's found a job protecting a remote forest preserve in Virginian Appalachia. More bears are killed on the preserve and Rice's obsession with catching the poachers escalates, leading to hostile altercations with the locals and attention from both the law and Rice's employers. Rice puts into motion a plan that could expose the poachers but risks revealing his own whereabouts to the dangerous people he was running from in the first place.
Publisher: New York, New York : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, ©2018.
ISBN: 9780062742797
Characteristics: 343 pages ;,24 cm.

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2rosedale2
Sep 19, 2018

Really,really good. Keeps the story moving and interesting and exciting. I have read many books in this genre and this is up there with the best.

EKGO Aug 08, 2018

This is not quite what I'd expected.
It's a genre blend of drug cartel thriller, Appalachian grit-lit with some paranormal/folkloric realism, and redemption tale but it's not mixed so well as to create a single, seamless story; there are definite chunks of genre floating throughout. Choking hazards abound.
Chew carefully before swallowing for a filling, satisfying read.

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nancysalazar
Jul 27, 2018

Other than the author using unusually large and obscure words sometimes, this is a really good read. I don't know if the author does this to make himself look smarter or to make his reader feel stupid, but if you can get over a handful of words that I have never seen in any fictional books I have ever read, you will enjoy!

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Dub
Jul 15, 2018

An excellent first novel of two intertwining stories. Well written and well researched...an authentic page-turner. Highly recommended.

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sinister31
Jun 24, 2018

Gritty, intelligent, and original, don't miss this gem. Rick is trying to lay low after he betrayed a drug cartel who then murdered his girlfriend, and he takes a job as a caretaker at a Virginia Forest Preserve. He's tough, smart, a can do guy, whether it's handling hostile locals, or rehabbing his cabin. He's likable, but of course no saint, and danger soon follows. Someone on the Preserve is illegally butchering bears and Rick is on the case. This is a slight problem for me as Rick is worried about his life, why would he risk exposure by hunting down scumbag poachers? The author describes nature beautifully and though the locals seem to be stereotypical hillbillies who hate outsiders, it's probably close to the mark. Tribalism does explain our current President. It's easy to disappear in the scary and beautiful world of "Bearskin."

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