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Full Curl by Dave   Butler
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This is the first book in the terrific Jenny Willson series. Jenny is park warden at the Banff National Park. She has become my favourite female crime investigator. Ambitious government bureaucrats and local officials put roadblocks in way of her investigation, but she is dauntless, smart and persistent n her pursuit of justice.

The book is well written. There is a vivid sense of place. The characters, both good and evil, have well developed, believable personalities. The plot is far reaching and complicated, but not difficult for the reader to follow.

The plot involves the killing of large animals (elk, mountain sheep, mountain goat and caribou) which are protected in the parkland wilderness. They are being shot by a wealthy, arrogant American for trophies and for the thrill he gets from the killing. The trophies are smuggled across the Canadian/ American border to decorate the walls in his mansion.
His hunting expeditions are led by a greedy, intimidating Canadian guide. The part about the poaching of the animals makes for difficult and emotional reading, and Jenny is deeply disturbed by the acts. Luckily for the reader Jenny is in pursuit of the criminals.

The investigation uncovers a web of drug trafficking, murder, money laundering and shady business practices on both sides of the border and with law enforcement in both countries getting into the act. The story comes to a satisfactory conclusion with a hint of what is next for Jenny in the next book. A most enjoyable mystery series.
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May 4, 2018 – Shelved
May 5, 2018 – Started Reading
May 6, 2018 – Finished Reading
June 14, 2018 – Shelved as: favorites

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