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The Bone Trail

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  16 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
While searching for a clandestine mustang roundup, two wild horse preservation advocates have disappeared without a trace in the Nevada desert. When journalist Kate Wyndham and Shoshone Indian horse whisperer Jim Ludlow set out to discover their fate, they find themselves caught up in a web of corruption, deceit and intrigue that threatens to destroy everything they hold d ...more
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Published (first published January 6th 2010)
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Kitty Honeycutt
Apr 20, 2011 rated it liked it
I can't say I was a huge fan of this book. While the story concept was good, the writing left something to be desired. I just didn't feel the passion and emotion between the couple or destined couple and I had trouble finishing the book. I'm usually not one to give bad reviews and I don't mean this to be, I would encourage others to read it if they are a fan of romance and especially if they are an advocate for wildlife and animals but I can't say it was my 'cup of tea'.

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Jan 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Book!, January 22, 2011
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Great story, engaging characters, mystery, and romance skillfully interwoven with serious issues affecting the environment, Native American culture and the wild horses of the US. I was entertained and enlightened.
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When wild horse advocates Lindy Abraham and Julia Evans tire of the runaround they keep getting from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the organization that is supposed to be there to assist with the women’s efforts at conservation, the two decide to launch their own investigation to discover why the BLM seems to be dragging its heels.

What they discover is shocking. Instead of working as an advocate for the horses, the BLM appears to have gotten into bed with mining companies, forcing the wil
Apr 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
The Bone Trail is a mystery thriller inspired by actual events involving wild horses, a gold mining company and the Bureau of Land Management(BLM).

Wild Horse advocates Lindy Abraham and Julia Evans are frustrated with the BLM's efforts to keep them from protecting the Wild Mustangs of Nevada. They are at constant war with the government officials who are supposed to help the horses but instead, pave the way for mining companies to take more land for their mining purposes. When that occurs, the w
Jun 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
THE BONE TRAIL by Nell Walton is a mystery/thriller with a little romance set in Nevada desert. The plot is well written.The characters are engaging and believable.It has corruption,deceit,intrigue,mystery,romance,western,wild horses,land conservation issues and love. Two journalist go missing,while investigating the state of the wild horses and the issues of with the Bureau of Land Management. What they find is not only horrific scenes,but while have video on the travesty of the wild horses but ...more
Calvin Hecht
Jan 06, 2012 rated it liked it
The Bone Trail by Nell Walton is a well-crafted mystery novel marred by a scattering of f-bombs, “Jesus Christ” profanities, references to excrement, and an instance of masturbation, none of which added to the story, but indeed detracted from what is otherwise a compelling page-turner by a gifted writer. This reader got the impression that the gutter language was more an expression of I am Woman, Hear Me Roar than anything else. However, in every instance of crass verbiage another choice of a le ...more
Dean Fetzer
Jun 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
Nell Walton’s book the Bone Trail felt like coming home. Her tale set around the Shoshone Reservation in Nevada has similar resonances with Tony Hillerman for me, whose books I’ve read for a number of years. Centered around the illegal roundup of the wild mustangs on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land, the reporter heroine and the Shoshone hero work very well as an investigative duo searching for the truth behind the disappearance of two wild horse activists. Walton does a great job of evoking ...more
Apr 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the story. Two women are trying to find out more about BLM roundup of wild mustangs and disappear. Kate is reporter working out of washington when her boss sends her because of an old friend to look into the disappearness. than it goes in to a section about jim and his experiences in washington and how he became acholic and over. than shows them working together to find out why no one was really looking into the ladies disappearance really well. It goes back and forth in a good way and ...more
This was a great book. I really enjoyed reading it. It is a mystery about two women wild horse activists who go missing. The story follows a journalist as she is assigned to try to find out what happened to them. The book has a refreshing look at Native Americans and shows them in a positive light. The book also looks into the mental illness of alcohol addiction. It shows how cultures can clash and how they can be strong and work together. The characters are real. I will read more by this author ...more
Apr 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
What a great story. I can't believe how many worlds and story lines were woven seamlessly into this great book. I loved the story and characters. What a joy to read.
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