The Wild Inside
When Ted Systead was fourteen, he and his father went camping in Glacier National Park. What happened that night as a grizzly dragged his father from the tent they shared has haunted Ted ever since.
Years later as an Agent for the Department of the Interior, Ted is forced to confront a crime in Glacier National Park that involves a body mangled by a grizzly.
Since Ted has never really gotten over his father's death in the park, he wonders if he should even have accepted the assignment. He doesn't trust the park superintendent who is more concerned with bad publicity than with the victim. The victim was tied to a tree--so should the grizzly that found him be put down? And who tied the victim to the tree and left him for predators?
An interesting mystery with several twists. Carbo skillfully communicates the attractions and the dangers of the wilderness and the natural beauty of Glacier National Park. The predators are sometimes on two legs.
Read in March. Blog post scheduled for May.
Mystery. June 16, 2015. Print length: 416 pages.