The northwest corner of Yellowstone Park is closed for bear management and Rachel, a bear biologist, is discovering some very startling animal behaviorgrizzlies denning in June, swans at their wintering grounds in summer, what appear to be Irish Elk, an extinct species, with huge palmated antlers. There are also horrific mutations in the youngelk calves with no front legs, earless bear cubs, and eaglets without wings. What has gone wrong? Why is this area closed? Who’s covering up these animal abnormalities in the Park?
A non-stop thriller set in some of North America’s wildest country, In Velvet takes you deep into the hearts of an uncommon bear biologist, a hard case local detective, and a Chicago cop as they take on a corrupt sheriff, a pathological poacher, and a lethal black ops manager to solve this ghastly mystery and restore the natural order in Yellowstone National Park.
|Publisher:||Rare Bird Books|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Burt Weissbourd is a novelist, screenwriter, and producer of feature films. He graduated from Yale University with honors in psychology. During his student years he volunteered at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris and taught English to college students in Thailand. After he graduated, he wrote, directed, and produced educational films. He began a finance program at Northwestern University Graduate School of Business but left to start his own film production company in Los Angeles. He films including Ghost Story, starring Fred Astaire, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., and Patricia Neal, and Raggedy Man, starring Sissy Spacek and Sam Shepard, which The New York Times called “a movie of sweet, low-keyed charm.” He's a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In 1987, he founded an investment company that he still runs. Inside Passage, his first novel, was published in 2013. In Velvet is his second novel. Teaser, the sequel to Inside Passage and the second book in the Corey Logan trilogy, was published in 2014. He lives in New York City.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I just could not follow the various storylines that were all going on at the same time. The cast of characters were all over the place. Just too many things happenings at once. It made truly enjoying the story difficuft.
Good vs evil. Nature vs exploitation. Who will win? This vivid, multi-layered, multiple mystery narrative continuously weaves and winds throughout with lots of action, science and a hint of romance. To a point, a suspension of disbelief does assist with parts, but the story is easy to read and flows well. Characters are authentic, caring, and intriguing. Overall, a thrilling read.
This was a thrilling suspense, mystery read set against the stunning back drop of Yellowstone Park. With a cast of complex and well defined characters and a solid plot, it wasn't difficult getting sucked into this fascinating story. I was riveted, wanting to find out even more about the strange mutations that Rachel found. I knew there had to be a tie in with the experiments taking place. Add to that the many of twists and turns; the corruption and lies, there was just no end to the many layers to this story. It was an intricately woven web, intelligently written, and flawless.