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Bearskin: A Novel

By James A McLaughlin.

WINNER OF THE 2019 EDGAR FOR BEST FIRST NOVEL

I believe this is an excellent book. But I’m not sure. 

It’s weird. Original. Unpredictable.

Bookpage: “Part thriller, part crime novel, part dreamscape …”

The plot involving bear poachers selling parts to Asian buyers is fascinating.

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 where his main responsibilities include tracking wildlife and refurbishing cabins.

It’s hard work, and totally solitary—perfect to hide away from the Mexican drug cartels he betrayed back in Arizona.

But when Rice finds the carcass of a bear killed on the grounds, the quiet solitude he’s so desperately sought is suddenly at risk. …

 

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