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Editorial Reviews

“In northern Minnesota, winter is full of dangers that can kill: Hard cold, hard men, and hungry wolves. Cary Griffith brings the menace of all three into play in his riveting new thriller. Returning to the childhood home he fled twenty years earlier, Sam Rivers finds himself battling a group of scheming reprobates and struggling against an avalanche of painful memories. Griffith’s intimacy with the territory he writes about comes through in every line. I loved this novel and recommend it highly. But I suggest you enjoy it under a warm blanket. Honestly, I’ve never read a book that evokes the fierce winter landscape of the North Country better than Wolf Kill.”
—William Kent Krueger, Edgar Award-winning author of This Tender Land

“Griffith’s prose makes you feel the winter chill… and the twisty plot delivers a chill down your spine. This is a Minnesota mystery with razor-sharp teeth.”
—Brian Freeman, New York Times best-selling author of The Deep, Deep Snow

“Up here in the North Country, we have a bounty of fine mystery writers. Krueger, Housewright, Eskins, Freeman, Mejia, Sanford... add to that list Cary Griffith, whose Wolf Kill thrills for its plotting, superb writing, and unforgettable characters, not least the brutal Minnesota winter. Sam Rivers is not only a fine sleuth, but a complicated man with a complicated history and a fair family grudge. Taken together, he’s a force, both on the page and long after you finish reading his story. Good thing there’s more of him to go around, and I’ll be first in line for the next Sam Rivers novel.”
—Peter Geye, author of Northernmost

“Wolf Kill is a terrific read! The writing is so good that you can feel the frigid winds blowing through this dark and masterfully crafted novel even as the suspense heats up. And the wolves are as magnificent and frightening as you could hope.”
—David Housewright, Edgar Award-winning author of What Doesn’t Kill Us

“I love books where I go on a great adventure, but I also learn something along the way. Wolf Kill does all this and more—it’s the beginning of a series featuring a smart wildlife special agent who takes us into the wilderness and safely out again. A deeply satisfying read.”
—Mary Logue, author of Claire Watkins mysteries and The Streel

"The deep freeze of a Minnesota winter meets the chilling underbelly of a small Iron Range town in Cary Griffith’s fantastic Wolf Kill. I loved meeting Sam Rivers, the wolf expert and USFW field agent assigned to protect the nation’s wildlife, and can’t wait to follow Rivers on his next adventure."
—Mindy Mejia, author of Leave No Trace and Strike Me Down

“Cary J. Griffith defines the savage, howling beauty of a Northern Minnesota winter in this taut, compulsively readable mystery. I want more Sam Rivers!”
—Wendy Webb, author of The Haunting of Brynn Wilder

“Fans of Paul Doiron’s The Poacher’s Son or the Joe Pickett books will appreciate this descriptive novel with an intriguing plot and well-written characters.”
—Lesa Holstine, Library Journal

“Cary J. Griffith's Wolf Kill is a surprisingly fast-paced, highly intriguing outdoor action thriller with some mystery and romance thrown in for good measure.”
—Joseph B. Hoyos, Gumshoe

“In Wolf Kill, natural history writer Cary J. Griffith introduces readers to Sam Rivers, a predator’s predator, and weaves a masterful tale of danger and suspense in the far north.”
—Thoughts on This’n That

“... involving, fast-paced... [Cary J. Griffith’s] writing is so vivid the reader wants to bundle up and enjoy the beauty of the landscape, even at 20 below zero.”
—Mary Ann Grossmann, Pioneer Press

“The latest from accomplished Minnesota author Cary J. Griffith brings us a new North Woods hero to join the ranks of William Kent Krueger’s Cork O’Connell and Allen Eskens’ Max Rupert. He even gives Brian Freeman’s Minnesota-to-the-core Jonathan Stride a run for the money.”
—Genny Greene, Star Tribune

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