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The Loop
The Loop
Author: Nicholas Evans
A pack of wolves makes a sudden savage return to the Rocky Mountain ranching town of Hope, Montana, where a century earlier they were slaughtered by the thousands. Biologist Helen Ross has come to Hope from the East, fleeing a life in shambles, determined to save the wolves from those who seek to destroy them. But an ancient hatred awaits her in...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780440224624
ISBN-10: 0440224624
Publication Date: 9/7/1999
Pages: 544
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 256 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 5
This is the last Nicholas Evans book I will read. The stories are formulaic. Though they're well written, after the first one, it's all very been-there-done-that.
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Helpful Score: 4
Great story in classic Nicholas Evans (The Smokejumper, The Horse Whisperer) style. My favorite Nicholas Evans. Hard for an animal lover to read, but a great overview of wolf protection (and annihlation) in the West. As usual, Evans writes with clarity and detail a Montanan (myself) can appreciate and verify.
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Helpful Score: 2
Very good story, my favorite Nicolas Evans.
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Oh, where do I begin with this one? Interesting plot; a well-told, engaging drama with very well developed characters who are believable. These characters will remind you of people you know. There are several sub-plots (involving romance, suspense, struggle) going at once which adds to, not take away from the story. If you liked "The Horse Whisperer", you will LOVE "The Loop".

I thoroughly enjoyed reading and learning about the environment of wolves, the toil of ranchers and trappers, and how simple--and hard--life can be in beautiful Montana. I found it very educational about the lives of wolves. This book tells the real truth of how wolves have been hunted and destroyed.

Although this is a good book, it is also very sad in parts. I loved this, but being a wolf lover it was so hard to read at times. It's so sad to know that there are people that would really want to destroy wolves. "The Loop" actually had me laughing at times and then brought me to tears. I knew what was going to happen in one part...dreaded it...then when it did happen, I cried so hard I had to put the book down because I couldn't see to read it. Now, when a book can move you to tears, you know you are really caught up in it.

This is a must-read, and also highly emotionally charged, this is a book that will change your views about wolves and also about human nature. I cried a few times, and that doesn't happen very often when I read a book.

The story turns and quickly moves to its breathless conclusion.
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A pack of wolves makes a sudden savage return to the Rocky Mountain ranching town of Hope, Montana, where a century earlier they were slaughtered by the thousands. Now shielded by law as an endangered species, they reawaken an ancient hatred that will tear a family, and ultimately a town, apart.
At the center of the storm is Helen Ross, a twenty-nine year old wolf biologist sent alone into this remote and hostile place to protect the wolves from those who seek to destroy them. The Loop charts her struggle, and her dangerous love affair with the son of her most powerful opponent, the brutal and charismatic rancher Buck Calder.
A haunting exploration of man's conflict with nature and the wild within himself, an epic story of deadly passions and redemptive love set against the grandeur of the American West, The Lopp is destined to capture the hearts and imaginations of readers everywhere.
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I read this boook so long ago, but It is a love story and animal lover's tale in one...easy read and entertaining as well.
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This is not for the faint of heart. Very engrossing; read it in 2 days, as it's hard to put down.About wolves & a biologist tracking them. Graphic killing of cattle & wolves, so be warned. As always an excellent author grabs you from page one. All of his books are good. Highly recommend this one.
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I have not read anything else of Evans but this book is very well done. He has a lot of detail work done on animals and ranching and Montana. I enjoyed the story and found the book flows well and is easy to read. I thought the end was sad but I was not left hanging or wondering "now what?". Good story.