Bear Bait (A Sam Westin Mystery, #2)

Bear Bait (A Sam Westin Mystery, #2)

by Pamela Beason

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Bear Bait (A Sam Westin Mystery, #2) by Pamela Beason

** Winner of the Daphne du Maurier Award **

Sam Westin is working on a twelve-week project for the National Park Service as a wildlife biologist. While on firewatch duty one night, she hears an explosion. Above a nearby lake, fire lights the sky. She calls it in and is the first on the scene to do battle. When the blaze is finally extinguished, a body is discovered in the embers. It's a young woman who was working on the park's trail crew for the summer—and she's barely clinging to life.

Sensing something sinister, Sam starts asking questions. Who started the fire? Was the young woman involved? Does this have something to do with an old gold mine? Is the recent sighting of an illegal bear hunter just coincidence? Sam wants the answers—but someone else wants her out of the way before she finds them...

Includes Discussion Questions for Readers and Book Clubs

Product Details

BN ID: 2940152710557
Publisher: WildWing Press
Publication date: 10/11/2015
Series: A Sam Westin Mystery , #2
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 98,019
File size: 581 KB

About the Author

Pamela Beason, a former private investigator, lives in the Pacific Northwest, where she writes novels and screenplays. When she's not writing, she explores the natural world on foot, in cross-country skis, in her kayak, or underwater scuba diving.

Pam is the author of nine full-length fiction works in three series: The Run for Your Life young adult adventure/mystery trilogy (which includes RACE WITH DANGER, RACE TO TRUTH, and RACE FOR JUSTICE), The Neema Mysteries (which feature Neema, the signing gorilla in THE ONLY WITNESS, THE ONLY CLUE, and coming soon, THE ONLY ONE LEFT), and the Summer "Sam" Westin wilderness mysteries (which include ENDANGERED, BEAR BAIT, UNDERCURRENTS, and BACKCOUNTRY).  In addition to these series, Pam has written the romantic suspense novel SHAKEN, and CALL OF THE JAGUAR, a romantic adventure novella. She also wrote the nonfiction titles SAVE YOUR MONEY, YOUR SANITY, AND OUR PLANET and SO YOU WANT TO BE A PI? and has published informational ebooks for wannabe auhors.

Pam's books have won the Daphne du Maurier Award, the Chanticleer Book Reviews Grand Prize, and the Mystery & Mayhem Grand Prize, and a Publisher's Weekly award, as well as a few other awards.

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Bear Bait 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
Wildlife biologist Summer "Sam" Westin is working on a 12 week project for the National Park Service at Olympic National Park. One night while working as a volunteer fire watcher she hears an explosion and sees fire light up the sky. When the fire is finally extinguished a body is discovered among the embers. It is a young woman who was working on the park's trail crew and she is found to still be clinging to life. Sam has so many questions starting with who started the fire? That question leads her on a trail that has to be followed carefully to be believed while finding who truly is behind this violence. Wow, this is one of those stories where you need to fasten your seat belts and hold on tight! Sam Westin is a strong woman. A woman who loves nature and animals and fights to protect both. The author definitely writes what she knows so I believe she has the same characteristics. She has a true gift of writing what she knows in such a way that is engaging, entertaining and thought provoking. Sam is truly dedicated and continues to put herself in danger to get to the truth, especially when others tell her to back off. She has a tender heart and a strong will, both of which can get her in trouble. The book is full of suspense but it offers so much more. The author has a way of describing the setting that places you right there on the trail or in the watch tower with all the splendor surrounding you. You can almost feel the ground move as a herd of elk pass by, smell the smoke from the fire, or feel the lake water wash over you as you take a quick dip. I actually escaped into this book and right into Olympic National Park and all it's glory. Pamela Beason has created a wonderful mystery, in a spectacular place, with wonderful characters and takes us on a wild ride.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While the storyline was inventive, the pace of this book was far too slow to build up any suspense. It was also fairly predictable. It was, however, better than the first book in the series. Hopefully, the next book will get even better. Stephanie Clanahan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another Exciting Adventure! Learning some tough things about hate group but important to know! Can't wait for the next novel in the series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book it was very hard to put down cant wait to readvthe next one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well writen and an interesting storyline as well as likable characters. Highly recommend.