With two major investigations now closed, fish and wildlife police officer Luke McCain is called upon for his most high-profile case yet. En route to the Washington State Fair, an exotic cat show’s trailer is stolen. After some of the big cats are released into the Cascade Mountains, McCain and his dog Jack try to locate the show’s most menacing member: a Bengal tiger.
Meanwhile, there are rumblings that a wild cougar has killed a dirt biker in the region. While news crews flock to McCain’s neck of the woods, he must stay on the trail of both big cats before anyone else falls prey to the predators.
Praise for Cascade Predator:
"Luke McCain is back in action! The iconic Washington game warden and his canine partner, Jack, are tearing around Washington’s central Cascade Mountains in search of an escaped – and maybe dangerous -- Bengal tiger! A fast-paced story, third in a series, that will challenge you to figure out how, and even if, Luke and Jack can pull the loose ends together and nail this case shut. I didn’t want to put the book down."
--Bob Mottram, author and outdoor writer
"Lions and tigers in a conifer-canopied mountain forest, trouble lurking around every corner, an intuitive fish and game cop, and a fast-paced plot that twists from one suspenseful surprise to the next. Cascade Predator is a well-blended stew of Northwest icons, a reflection of Rob’s intimate knowledge of wildlife, outdoor realism, and page-turning curveballs that is just flat tough to put down. This latest edition to the Luke McCain series confirms Rob Phillips's standing as a skilled mystery writer. Already I want to read another."
--Terry W. Sheely, northwest author and writer