Troubled Park Ranger, Wade Conrad, heartbroken when his Golden Retriever goes missing, seeks wilderness solace on the Arizona Trail. But the beauty of nature offers little peace on the first night at camp when he hears strange calls and finds a small white terrier cowering in a burrow. Ranger and his rescue, a "Westie," soon run into an accident-prone young bicyclist who claims to carry out creative protests to save wildlife.
Trail conditions soon become desperate when the Westie vanishes in a deep canyon. Wade fears a wild predator has been stalking them on the trail all along. Spurred on by powerful emotions and determined to find the little dog, Wade follows the calls of a mysterious coyote to a vast boulder field. To save his terrier companion, Wade
must reach deep within himself and far beyond the
typical barriers between man and wildlife.
One Amazon reviewer wrote, “If you love dogs and
wildlife, you will love this story.”
About the author:
From Washington State, Robert had an early career in the theatre and earned a Ph.D. in
communication arts. He taught performance of literature at City University of New York.
He directed two plays Off-Broadway: a comedy about George Bernard Shaw and a concert
docudrama on Albert Einstein at Lincoln Center. Theatre study lured him to London, where
he lived off and on for several years. His writing has appeared in academic as well as
popular publications, including Channels in Communications, Scene4 Magazine, Quarterly
Journal of Speech, and locally in Tucson’s DesertLeaf magazine. Drawn to activist
literature, he considers his proudest achievements rescuing and assisting the rescue of lost
dogs. To find out more about Robert, visit his website HERE