The Loop Mass Market Paperback – 1 Jul 1999
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Things aren't going too well for wolf biologist Helen Ross. At 29, she's unemployed (recently retired dishwasher), single (boyfriend of two years left her for Africa), and has just learned that her father is marrying someone younger, richer, and prettier than herself (completely accurate). Back in her lonely log cabin in Cape Cod, frantically chain-smoking, she receives a message from her former lover Dan Prior. Prior, also a biologist, works for the US Fish & Wildlife Service wolf-recovery program. In return for helping him track the lupine posse, Prior will provide her with a cabin, truck, and a snowmobile for good measure in a rustic little town called Hope, just outside of Helena, Montana. Apparently, Ross has never heard the proverb "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is," and happily skips off to Big Sky Country.
Within moments of her arrival, she finds out what she's up against: a small town with a long history of wolf fear and loathing, no resources (big surprise) and a powerful rancher who will do whatever it takes to eliminate the wolves. The rancher, testosterone-saturated Buck Calder, has got the community riled up after a wolf stalked his daughter's home and killed the family dog. He won't stop until every last endangered wolf is dead, which proves problematic for Ross when she decides to romance his 18- year-old son, Luke. Cynics be warned: their love affair spawns a trove of gooey pillow talk and syrupy prose. Even so, Evans has made impressive strides as a writer since his debut novel, The Horse Whisperer, and his storytelling has reached a noticeably new level of sophistication: the plot is tight, the characterisation is realistic, and the dialogue is crisp. --Rebekah Warren
"Gripping, big drama in Big Sky country...The Loop ropes a reader in."
"Colorful, captivating . . . a novel of big themes: freedom, self-reliance, conservation, sheer survival."
--"The New York Times Book Review"
"Readers who loved The Horse Whisperer will most certainly love The Loop."
--"The Orlando Sentinel" --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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I have read the authors earlier book "the horse whisperer" and I feel that "the loop" has show that this author is very talented. I cant wait to see what it next off the press.
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His range of topics, superb research and sensitivity to human emotions never cease to amaze and delight. Another engrossing tale. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Pat George
well written but much too harrowing regarding woolves hunted down for the wrong reasons!Published 10 months ago by brenda
I've read this so many times but had lost my previous copy. It's a fantastic tale and every bit as good as "The Horse Whisperer" which was written by the same author. Read morePublished 11 months ago by dvk
A very good story with a lot of personal side te=rips that keep the reader captured.Published 13 months ago by Thomas W. Keeley