Wolf, No Wolf (Montana Mystery Series, Book # 3) by Peter Bowen
Wolf, No Wolf (Montana Mystery Series, Book #3) by Peter Bowen
Two men have been cutting fences at the ranches of Toussaint, Montana, losing thousands of dollars worth of cattle to use as target practice for their .22 rifles. Are they thieves? Pranksters? Local cattle inspector and sometime deputy Gabriel Du Pre guess they're environmentalists, agitating for reintroducing native wolves to Montana's high plains. Du Pre knows the perpetrators are trying to send a message to the ranchers of eastern Montana -- he also has a hunch they're already dead.
When the activists are indeed found shot to death, Du Pre must figure out who used them for target practice. The FBI descends, but their agents are as clueless in this territory as the hapless victims were. Clearly, one of Toussaint's citizens committed this crime, killing to protect the traditional way of ranching life, a loyalty Du Pre shares. But if anyone's going to arrest his people, it will be the cattle inspector himself.
OPEN ROAD, SOFTCOVER, 1ST EDITION, 2018. ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN 1996.
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