On an unseasonably hot October morning, Maine game warden Mike Bowditch (last seen in Trespasser, 2011) is called to the scene of a bizarre crime: the senseless butchering of seven moose. The corpses were found on the estate of Elizabeth Morse, a wealthy animal rights activist who is buying up huge tracts of land to create a new national park. Bowditch at first assumes the slaughter is retribution for the job losses Morse's plan has caused. Then a shocking murder is discovered and Mike's investigation becomes a hunt for a ruthless killer. For fans of Nevada Barr and C.J. Box.