I love wolves...from afar.
Fellow writer David Martin Wood loves them also.
He's been up close and personal though.
The time he spent at Seacrest Wolf Preserve in Chipley, Florida is evident in the compelling beauty of the wolves and their packs in his Hunter Trilogy Series.
The books center around the wolf packs that live on a mountain in Minnesota - the hunters that attempt to eradicate them - and humans who sympathize and champion and mourn the loss of the wolves.
Each book stands alone in lovable wolves; villains you hate; and flawed but lovable humans all woven in to compelling plots.
Throughout the trilogy there are ongoing plots among the central characters (2 & 4 legged) that culminate in a primitive justice for the villains; satisfying growth and happily-for-now endings for good people & wolves.
I use the word 'justice' because I can't think of a better word. For me - anything short of going backwards in time and taking whatever measures necessary to save the wolves - is not really justice.
I loved these books. I recommend them.
On a scale of 1-10 the violence level would be 10.
David has written short stories and poetry.
He is currently working on a novel titled Duncan's Journey about a man in prison for life. As a member of Pinellas County writers I am privileged to listen to a section of the book on Saturday mornings. I look forward to those book fragments and I predict the end result will be a captivating novel worth reading.