As the Wolf Loves Winter (Hemlock County Series)

As the Wolf Loves Winter (Hemlock County Series)

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by David Poyer
     
 

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"Poyer knows what he is writing about." -- NY Times Book Review

In the old days wolves roamed remote, mysterious Hemlock County, Pennsylvania. Then the great hemlocks, the woods, and the earth was raped and left to die. Now these deserted hills are being haunted by new atrocities. What beast or man is leaving frozen, mangled bodies in the woods? Three…  See more details below

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"Poyer knows what he is writing about." -- NY Times Book Review

In the old days wolves roamed remote, mysterious Hemlock County, Pennsylvania. Then the great hemlocks, the woods, and the earth was raped and left to die. Now these deserted hills are being haunted by new atrocities. What beast or man is leaving frozen, mangled bodies in the woods? Three unlikely heroes will set out to find the answer: W.T. "Racks" Halvorsen, retired oilfield worker and ex-hunter; Becky Benning, a twelve-year-old who knows only she can save her dying brother -- with magic; and Leah Friedman, a New York physician who suspects the truth behind the killings.

Editorial Reviews

Norfolk Virginian-Pilot - George Hebert
"David Poyer's latest is about wolves...But there are also powerful sub-dramas - echoing issues we read about every day - swirling all over the snowy Allegheny Plateau, where wolves and scandal and tragedy converge in the winter of Poyer's tale...He writes with just as sure a touch about the Pennsylvania petroleum industry as he did, say, about the working divers of the offshore Gulf rigs in his earlier Louisiana Blue."
George Hebert
"David Poyer's latest is about wolves...But there are also powerful sub-dramas - echoing issues we read about every day - swirling all over the snowy Allegheny Plateau, where wolves and scandal and tragegy converge in the winter of Poyer's tale...He writes with just as sure a touch about the Pennsylvania petroleum industry as he did, say, about the working divers of the offshore Gulf rigs in his earlier Louisiana Blue."
Publisher's Weekly - Staff Writer
"Counterpointed to the sustained suspense in this wholly involving thriller are numerous well-evoked scenes of wolf packs watching and circling the human protagonists. Wolves are often considered vicious predators, but in this scenario it's the humans who are truly feral and dangerous. A magnificent wintry climax involving the wolves, Halvorsen, and a brave 12-year-old girl won't be forgotten soon by anyone who appreciates superb storytelling and characterization."
WPSU, State College - Cheryl Bazzoui
"Suspense, dramatic imagery and intense action make As The Wolf Loves Winter an unforgettable story. Rich character development, corporate deception and plot twists are blended together to create a great book by a master storyteller . . . Those interested in Pennsylvania's energy resources and the current drilling activity in the Marcellus Shale will be fascinated."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013687561
Publisher:
Northampton House
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Series:
Hemlock County Series , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
430,897
File size:
407 KB

Meet the Author

DAVID POYER grew up in Western Pennsylvania. Millions of copies of his thirty-plus books are in print, including THE MED, THE GULF, THE CIRCLE, THE PASSAGE, TOMAHAWK, CHINA SEA, BLACK STORM, THE COMMAND, THE THREAT, KOREA STRAIT, THE WEAPON, THE CRISIS, and THE TOWERS, USA Today best-selling novels of the modern Navy; and FIRE ON THE WATERS, A COUNTRY OF OUR OWN, and THAT ANVIL OF OUR SOULS, historical fiction set during the Civil War. His work has been translated into Japanese, Dutch, and Italian, and rights have been sold for films and audiobooks.

Poyer’s most enduring body of work, however, may be his Hemlock County series, set in a Faulknerian imaginary county in rural Western Pennsylvania. The first was THE DEAD OF WINTER (Tor Books); the second, WINTER IN THE HEART (Forge Books, 1993). AS THE WOLF LOVES WINTER was published in April 1996; it was an alternate selection of The Literary Guild and the Doubleday Book Club. THUNDER ON THE MOUNTAIN, a historical novel set in Depression-era Pennsylvania, was released in March 1999 by Forge Books/St Martin’s Press, and received starred reviews from all three major reviewing agencies.

Poyer holds a master's degree from George Washington University and has taught or lectured at Annapolis, Flagler College, University of Pittsburgh, Old Dominion University, Armed Forces Staff College, University of North Florida, The New College, and other institutions. He has been a writer in residence at Flagler and Annapolis, and a guest on PBS's "Writer to Writer" series and on Voice of America. His fiction has been required reading in the U.S. Naval Academy’s “Literature of the Sea” course, along with that of Joseph Conrad and Herman Melville. He was a founding editor of the New Virginia Review and is currently a consulting editor for Grenade magazine. He teaches in the Creative Writing program at Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA.

Website: <www.poyer.com>

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As the Wolf Loves Winter (Hemlock County Series) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The forests come alive with Poyers narrative. His use of images in the shadows of the natural world gives the reader the feeling he is there in the moonlit woods along side the protagonist.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Names- Mault Description- creamy brown tom with creamy dark brown paws and green eyes Crush/Mate- Hylia Pups- none, yet ************ Name- Artic Description- white she with black splotches and green eyes Crush- Bonk Mate- none, yet Pups- none, yet
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nursery