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Fat Cats

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2019 Independent Publisher Book Awards - Gold Medal
Best Regional Fiction - Canada West

When a cougar shows up in British Columbia’s Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, Park Warden John Haffcut sees it as an opportunity to deal with the overabundance of deer that have transformed the islands into an ecological hodgepodge. Foiled by landowners with a not-in-my-backyard attitu
Paperback, 300 pages
Published June 30th 2018
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Jun 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fat Cats is the fourth book in the Dyed In The Green fiction series featuring Canada’s national park service. A more personal and individual story that is smaller in scope than the first three books in the series, Fat Cats is perhaps the most engaging novel in the series so far. Dyed In The Green is a quintessentially Canadian series that combines suspense with conservation, natural history, and is set in Canada’s national parks. Fat Cats is the most reflective book to date in the series by auth ...more
Jun 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another great entry in the DYED IN THE GREEN series, this one focused on the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve and a story involving a cougar, invasive fallow deer, and John Haffcut (introduced in the previous book). Again, Mercer's writing continues to improve and his storytelling ability grows. The only issue I had with this book was the character of John himself, who was mildly annoying in his insistence that he was right and lying to everyone was the only way to accomplish his goals. I feel ...more
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Mercer does a great job of highlighting real world issues in a fictional story. His writing is engaging and quickly pulls you into the emotions of the characters. I stepped into the series with this book and look forward to going back and reading the earlier books and any future ones in the series.
Ron Collins
Oct 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fourth in the "Dyed in the Green" series Mercer once again creates an enjoyable fiction based around a real world environment. I hope a fifth will be in the works soon. ...more
Mei-Li Lee
To read one of Mercer's works is to stop being a tourist and see inside Canada's National Parks. The difficult (and questionable) path chosen by the protagonist in this work reveals a character less palatable than those in his previous works - making "Fat Cats" all the more intriguing. ...more
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Award-winning author of Dyed In The Green, the first fiction series about Canada’s iconic national parks, George Mercer worked for more than three decades as a national park warden in Canada, including both east and west coasts, the North and the Rocky Mountains. Fat Cats, Book 4 in the series was a Gold Medal winner in the 2019 Independent Publisher Book Awards while the series won a Silver Medal ...more

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