The discovery of a bear-ravaged physique deserted within the desert, a few killer rapids, a fumigated lab, stolen learn disks, and a stalled occupation all coalesce into the ripening insanity that hauls zoology professor Cordi O'Callaghan into a few very wild, very harmful areas.
whereas the police label the barren region mauling an unintended dying, Cordi realizes that the robbery of her disks is one way or the other concerning the physique present in the woods. She needs to unsnarl the mess if she is to salvage her educational profession. Cordi's athletically creative and hair-raising recommendations to lethal encounters preserve he one stumble prior to a assassin as she follows a direction suffering from factors. yet not anything can arrange her for the ultimate surprising twist that leaves her with a wrenching issue ― one who not anyone with a moral sense must have to face.
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