Gros Morne, Newfoundland. Outfitter Jack Crandallís world falls apart when his son is killed by a bear during a hunt organized for some wealthy Americans. Grief turns to despair when he finds that his sonís death was the bearís revenge for an illegal cub kill by one of the hunters, Rick Preston. Jack finds that, as organizer, he must take the rap for Prestonís crime.
Fined and banned from organizing hunts, Jack seeks solace in the nature he loves, befriending and training a young cub, Starlight. In Starlight, Jack finds both companionship and an opportunity for revenge against those who have caused his downfall.
Through his new job as assistant to the mysterious funeral director, Norm, Jack finds a macabre way of weaning Gros Morne bears off human flesh so that what happened to his son need never again happen to an innocent man. But in interfering with nature, Jack makes himself a prime suspect in the shocking rise of bear attacks that are claiming lives in record number in Gros Morne. The escalating attacks have investigators baffled, but they are convinced that behind the mystery there lies a human agentÖ
About the Author
Walter Mallery has been a hunting guide in Canada for 25 years. Born in Sussex, New Brunswick in 1952, he was raised on a farm, where he learned woodcraft and hunting. He has been a woodsman for 40 years, during which time he has hunted trophy bears, fished in salmon and trout tournaments, and travelled and hunted in both the United States and Canada. In and around Sussex he is well known as an oral storyteller, a 4-H leader, and a member of various organizations, including the Goshen Snowmobile Association, international hunting associations, and local conservation groups. He is a certified master technician for Artic Cat and the owner of Walt's Snowmobile Shop Ltd., Walt's Guiding and Outfitting, and a hunting and game lodge. Walter Mallery lives in Springdale, New Brunswick with his wife, Betty, and Sadie, his hunting dog. He has one daughter and one granddaughter.