Tourist Trail : A Novel

Tourist Trail : A Novel

by John Yunker
     
 

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Biologist Angela Haynes is accustomed to dark, lonely nights as one of the few humans at a penguin research station in Patagonia.

She has grown used to the cries of penguins before dawn, to meager supplies and housing, to spending most of her days in one of the most remote regions on earth. What she isn't used to is strange men washing ashore, which happens…  See more details below

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Biologist Angela Haynes is accustomed to dark, lonely nights as one of the few humans at a penguin research station in Patagonia.

She has grown used to the cries of penguins before dawn, to meager supplies and housing, to spending most of her days in one of the most remote regions on earth. What she isn't used to is strange men washing ashore, which happens one day on her watch.

The man won't tell her his name or where he came from, but Angela, who has a soft spot for strays, tends to him, if for no other reason than to protect her birds and her work. When she later learns why he goes by an alias, why he is a refugee from the law, and why he is a man without a port, she begins to fall in love--and embarks on a journey that takes her deep into Antarctic waters, and even deeper into the emotional territory she thought she'd left behind.

Against the backdrop of the Southern Ocean, The Tourist Trail weaves together the stories of Angela as well as FBI agent Robert Porter, dispatched on a mission that unearths a past he would rather keep buried; and Ethan Downes, a computer tech whose love for a passionate animal rights activist draws him into a dangerous mission.

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Editorial Reviews

Phoebe Literary Review - Collin Grabarek
"What's impressive about this novel [is that] it occupies so much literary territory. It is at once a romance, an adventure story, an environmental polemic, and a keen study of just how animalistic humans are...It is a reader's pleasure, due in large part to the meticulous control with which Yunker commands his language."
IndieReader - Kathryn Livingston
"This eco-thriller is a plausible and entertaining page-turner that offers romance, engaging characters, and a fascinating plot."
Literary Lioness - The Literary Lioness
"The Tourist Trail by John Yunker is an exciting, thoughtful, intelligent and extremely well-written ecothriller. This novel continually surprised me and kept challenging me at every turn."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011802904
Publisher:
Ashland Creek Press
Publication date:
08/15/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
900 KB

Meet the Author

The Tourist Trail was inspired by a trip to the Patagonia region of Argentina, where John volunteered with a penguin census for The Penguin Project. He has also traveled to Norway and Antarctica, where portions of The Tourist Trail are set.

John is author of the award-winning short story on which the novel is based, selected by Peter Orner and published in Phoebe.

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