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A doctor with a taste for adventure. A doomed mountain vacation with his family. In the midst of a million acres of wilderness, Patrick Flint is about to discover that not everybody loves the new town doc. 

All Patrick Flint wants is a peaceful getaway in the Wyoming mountains for his rare days off. He’s grown weary of the bicentennial celebrations, the angry families of patients, the rash of campers coming down from the mountains high on speed, and the midnight call-outs to cover for the town veterinarian. When his wife Susanne balks at the trip just as they’re walking out the door - leaving him to go it alone with his lovestruck teenage daughter Trish and eager-but-adolescent son Perry - Patrick is wounded but determined, despite the news of a murderer escaping custody on the other side of the mountains. 

After two days of rain-soaked horseback riding to hunt and fish, Patrick’s gotten nothing but weird encounters, wet socks, and a whiny daughter. So, on the third day, when Trish begs to stay behind at their campsite to read, Patrick is secretly relieved. 

Meanwhile back in town, Susanne’s had a rough time of it herself. A break-in, a wreck, and a premonition that something is terribly wrong with her family. Unable to ignore her growing fears, she enlists the help of a Wyoming-tough neighbor, and the two women make for the mountains. 

When Patrick and Perry return to camp, Trish has vanished, along with the horses, the truck, and the trailer. Clues point in opposite directions. Did she run off with the boy whose note Patrick found at the camp? Or was she taken - as the tire marks over their destroyed tent suggest? Whichever it was, the tracks lead into the mountains, not out of them. With help too far away to make it before Trish’s trail is washed away, Patrick and Perry embark on a desperate trek into the wilderness to find her, with Susanne not far behind them.

©2019 Pamela Fagan Hutchins (P)2019 Pamela Fagan Hutchins

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  • Michael
  • 21-08-2020

The story was great

While I liked the story and the characters I was not thrilled with the narrator. I know it’s the author but often I could not differentiate between the characters.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-07-2020

great story

the author needs to get a great narrator.
she can write, but not good on the reading.
no change of voice for characters

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  • LaRea
  • 15-06-2020

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The delay this author/narrator takes between chapters of Toooooooo long. If makes me think my device has stopped. I almost stopped listening because of it. Not necessary.

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  • Jracer
  • 16-12-2020

what a great book

I drive a truck I listen to audiobooks all day everyday. this is one of the best books I've listened to in quite some time. going to hit post on this review and then start book number two in the series.

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  • Lady Pamela
  • 15-11-2020

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An adventure into back country Wyoming along the lines of Joe Pickett or Longmire. Fun read... Patrick Flint and his young family as they navigate a camping adventure that turns out to be much more than they bargained for. Thrill and action every second...but, it was too much and unbelievable. Also, unbelievable that almost everyone they met was a bad guy...only one samaritan. I'll still read book #2.

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  • s Tharp
  • 22-02-2020

Great audio

Interesting, couple of horse related things were wrong. Overall good book. Will listen to more from this author

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  • Robin Lucero
  • 07-06-2021

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Riveting, can't wait for the next book By this author, I will be getting it as soon as possible!

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  • Brenda Arrington
  • 04-06-2021

Not well written

Poor character development. The story is choppy and does not flow well at all. The ending is abrupt. It’s not smooth. Instead of taking you on a journey you’re going on an bad acid trip. I live in the part of the country this is set in. And I’m a transplant from Texas where the characters moved from. And I am a fanatical fan of C.J. Box books. So I expect to like this series. I wouldn’t waste your credit.

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  • Marjorie E. Hall
  • 03-06-2021

Wyoming fun

Enjoyed listening to a story of Wyoming and landmarks I remember going to as a child

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  • PATRICIA J. RONE
  • 04-02-2021

Good story

it really was an injoyable story since it's not one I would normally read.

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