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A Killing Season by Jessica Speart

By Jessica Speart

Agressive and self sustaining, agent Rachel Porter has lengthy been a thorn within the aspect of the U.S. Fish and natural world carrier -- and for her sins, she's been assigned to distant Montana. during this chilly, windswept nation of personal militias and survivalists, grizzlies are being killed at an alarming fee. And whereas following up on a rumor that somebody from the neighborhood Blackfeet tribe is accountable, Rachel uncovers a good extra negative fact: local american citizens are mysteriously disappearing besides. during this land that the Unabomber referred to as domestic, it seems that endangered animals and people are both reasonable online game. And the subsequent casualty might be one gutsy flora and fauna agent who refuses to permit drowsing bears lie.

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I wondered just how far Hal would go to win back the woman he presumably loved. “Sonofabitch. I can’t believe I’m actually gonna do this,” he sputtered and slowly walked toward the pickup. The cubs began to whimper as the two men lifted the cage. ” Hal hissed. ” Sally reprimanded. “The whole point is to keep the cubs as isolated from human contact as possible—they can’t get imprinted on people. ” 36 Jessica Speart I was already impressed by her approach. We headed toward the dense patch of aspen and silently began to make our way through, dodging branches and roots.

This is where the species will continue to live, or will ultimately die. I looked at the two wide-eyed cubs and knew they were frightened. The sight tugged at my heart. Not only were their coats pathetically scraggly, but the ribs in their bodies were showing. Each couldn’t have weighed more than twenty-five pounds. Glaringly clear was the fact that they needed to be with their mother. This was the time of year when bears are in a state of hyperphagia, or what’s known as a feeding frenzy, when they view the world as one large garbage can.

She took a sip of her drink and then turned to me. “I invented the name Sally Starlight, just the way Marilyn Monroe and Greta Garbo and Tina Turner created their identities. ” Sally dipped two fingers into her martini, plucked out an olive, and popped it into her mouth. “It just so happens that I was the Madonna of my day. ” Ooookay. ” “Wild horses couldn’t drag me away,” I answered. ” Hal produced two bottles from his knapsack. ” Why, the sneaky old coot! I took a sip of my martini, secretly pleased with the way things had worked out.

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