My book for the month of March is a thriller written by Lincoln Child called Full Wolf Moon.
Child is an author of techno-thriller and horror novels. Though he is most well-known for his collaborations with Douglas Preston (including the Agent Pendergast series and the Gideon Crew series, among others), he has also written several solo novels. Child and Preston’s first novel together, Relic, was adapted into a wonderful horror movie gem in 1997.
Full Wolf Moon is the latest book in his Jeremy Logan series. The premise is all about legends and the fact that they are often grounded in reality. This has been the guiding principle behind the exhilarating career of Jeremy Logan, the “enigmalogist”, an investigator who specializes in analyzing phenomena that have no obvious explanation.
Traveling to an isolated writer’s retreat deep in the Adirondacks, Logan gets enmeshed in a mystery when a grisly discovery of a dead hiker on Desolation Mountain occurs. When Logan is asked to help investigate, he discovers no shortage of suspects and lots of people pointing fingers and spreading rumors. One rumor even has Logan’s forest ranger friend believing in werewolves. As Logan gets to know the remote deep-woods landscape, including a respected female scientist still struggling with the violent loss of her father in these very woods, Logan realizes he’s up against something he has never seen before. Who doesn’t love a great mystery and one that evokes werewolf lore is even more intriguing. Child crafts a suspenseful tale with vivid characters and a spooky atmosphere. There is plenty of action (although I wished there would have been more) and lots of surprise twists. This novel is a wonderful mix of folklore and science. This page-turner will keep you riveted from page one. I highly recommend this fun ride. For more information on Full Wolf Moon or other Lincoln Child novels, go to www.prestonchild.com.