From the author of The River Wild:
Yosemite Masquerading as Jurassic Park
Their bones litter La Brea tar pits in numbers greater than any other single species. They once roamed the mountains of California, deadly predators, cousins to the modern day wolf, only with larger teeth and stronger jaws. They were dire wolves (canis dirus), and they vanished ten thousand years ago at the end of the last ice age. That is all but one pack, trapped in a high Sierra cavern until a 6.9 earthquake gives them a way back to the future.
“…But arguably the tale’s biggest strength lies in the sheer amount of breathtaking, heart-stopping, action and adventure, which creates a relentlessly paced, adrenaline-inducing thrill ride that will have readers on the edges of their seats until the very end.”
— Kirkus Reviews
Denis O’Neill is the author of three previously published books, a Dartmouth College memoir, Whiplash: When the Vietnam War Rolled a Hand Grenade into the Animal House, The River Wild, a novel inspired by his original screenplay of the same name, and Pandemic Musings, a collection of essays. Besides the Universal Studios feature film, The River Wild, starring Meryl Streep and Kevin Bacon, he also wrote the screenplay for A Shot At Glory, an independent feature film starring Robert Duvall and Michael Keaton. He began his career as a magazine journalist, and a writer/producer for Boston’s Public Television station, WGBH TV.