Meet Grady Service: a former Marine, renowned tracker, Conservation Officer, and the last person any errant hunter wants to cross. In Ice Hunter, the first of a series of mysteries set in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Service defends his turf with the tenacity of a bear and the wisdom of an ancient. He shuns all creature comforts and consumerism and is most at home stalking the Mosquito Tract, his self-designated wilderness and the land protected by his CO father before him. Times are not easy for Service. As the summer season opens, he gets news that his nemesis, the despicable leader of an incestuous clan of poachers, is about to be released from prison. But something even more sinister is afoot in the Mosquito Wilderness - something that inspires greed far beyond the hunter going over his limit, something that involves giants of industry and politics (including the governor of the State of Michigan) - something that too easily renders human life dispensable. Service must call upon his every reserve to track, stalk, and capture the "ice hunter."
Full of grit and wilderness lore, Ice Hunter shows off Heywood's extraordinary talents. The first in a thrilling series that has gained him cult status for his intricate plots and outrageously unforgettable characters, Ice Hunter pulls you in and won't let you go.
Joseph Heywood is the author of the Woods Cop mystery series, a critically acclaimed series published by The Lyons Press that includes Blue Wolf in Green Fire, Chasing a Blond Moon, and Running Dark. He is also the author of The Birkut, Taxi Dancer, The Domino Conspiracy, and The Snowfly.
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Review: Ice Hunter: A Woods Cop Mystery (Woods Cop Mysteries #1)User Review - Burke Hodgson - Goodreads
This is an excellent book about National Parks Conservation Officers and a very good read for Nevada Barr fans. An excellent introduction to a pricey series. Read full review
Review: Ice Hunter: A Woods Cop Mystery (Woods Cop Mysteries #1)User Review - Janice - Goodreads
This would be 3 and 1/2 Stars--This was a new mystery series for me, with a setting in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I liked the wilderness setting, and the love of the land represented by the ... Read full review