"Watch your back for bears and stalkers."
Reviewed by Sandra Wurman
Posted May 25, 2016
Western | Romance Contemporary
OUT RIDER is the 11th book in Lindsay McKenna's Wyoming
series and is as refreshingly entertaining and original as
each of the preceding ones. In OUTRIDER we are once again
challenged with characters trying to put their past behind
them and move forward. Lindsay McKenna tackles a difficult
problem in this latest Wyoming story and handles it
honestly albeit scary.
OUT RIDER is about someone moving on -- actually moving away
-- to continue a beloved career in a safer environment. It's
about forest rangers whose responsibilities take them into
areas that can present dangers to people that are
unprepared or naïve about the wild life that inhabit our
national parks. The goal of a forest ranger is to keep the
human visitors safe from some of the natural predators.
Lindsay McKenna has Dev face some very current,
real issues. Women on the job are not always afforded the
respect they deserve -- even from those in management
positions. So what do you do when faced with threats by a
coworker and those threats are ignored by the boss -- well
in Dev's case she relocated and got a new position as a
park ranger. But it would seem no matter how far you go --
you can't always escape a stalker.
Sloan is charged with riding shotgun -- so to speak -- with
newcomer Dev. The park is very different from the one Dev
left, with a whole range of species that come with this new
territory. Learning how to survive means learning the
respect and rules for some animals that are clearly a
danger to man.
Dev's responsibility is to find lost people which will put
her and her dog roaming in areas probably off the beaten
track. Sloan has to teach her the area and the indigenous
wild life. But there appears to be an extra element of
danger lurking. Someone who is well versed in the life of a
forest ranger. Someone who knows his way around these
parks. Someone with his sights on Dev.
So it would seem that just moving away from a dangerous
threat doesn't always remove it. In OUT RIDER Lindsay
McKenna keeps us on the edge of our seats constantly aware
of all the known and hidden dangers. Once again McKenna
treats us to some larger than life characters whose talents
and bravery are amazing. But she always reminds us that
they are still just people. OUT RIDER is a fabulous look at
a very adventurist daring career.
With her return to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, New York
Times bestselling author Lindsay McKenna shows how love
can find a way out of the darkness…
A fresh start—that's all Devorah McGuire wants. As a
former Marine and current Ranger with the US Forest
Service, she's grown accustomed to keeping others safe.
But when the unthinkable happens, she can only hope that
a transfer to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, will allow her to
put the past behind her for good.
Dev's mentor at Grand Tetons National Park is fellow
canine handler and horseman Sloan Rankin. He shows Dev
the spectacular trails, never knowing the terror that
stalks her every move. Despite her lingering fear, Dev
feels an attraction for Sloan as wild as their
With Sloan, Dev can envision a new life—a real home.
Unless a vengeful man fresh out of prison succeeds in
finishing what he started…
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