The rugged landscape of Sequoia National Park is a challenge on the best of days – but when a park ranger discovers an abandoned exclusive campsite with an empty tent and high-end technical gear scattered on the shores of an alpine lake, the wilderness takes on a sinister new hue.
Thirty-two-year-old Felicity Harland – a former FBI agent who left the service in the wake of a personal tragedy and has taken her skills off the grid – is brought in as chief investigator. As a federal agent with the Investigative Services Bureau, she tackles crimes that occur on National Parks lands: unexplained falls, domestic disputes, and now a possible murder case.
The private company that set up the exclusive camp won’t reveal their client list, leaving Felicity with zero clues. As she struggles to find a lead, she’s also haunted by a painful past that dogs her at every step. But when she meets Ferdinand Huxley, a Navy SEAL turned park ranger, she begins to see the value in not just working with a partner but trusting one, too.
The investigation takes Felicity and Hux deep into a wilderness that tests their physical limits to the extreme – and to the mean streets of Los Angeles, where they begin to learn the grisly truth behind the campers’ disappearance….
Felicity has started her new job as an agent with the Investigative Services Bureau. She will now investigate crimes in National Parks. And her first crime is an unexplained fall…or is it murder!
I enjoyed Felicity. She is strong and smart, plus she is damaged. She has a terrible injury from her past and a huge loss. So, she is struggling to do her best on this case. Enter Hux! He knows how to handle just about any situation and be super nice about it!
Now, I figured out the killer pretty early in the story. But the author has a good many twists and turns that I did second guess myself a couple of times. I also loved the setting of Sequoia National Park. I do not think I have read a book in this setting and now I want to go! Add in Hux…he is kind of captivating…and you have a pretty dang good read!
Natalie Naudus is the narrator. She does and excellent job. Perfect inflection, especially with some of the male voices.
Need a good murder mystery in a fabulous setting…THIS IS IT! Grab your copy today.
I received this audiobook from the publisher for a honest review.