Prey Author:Linda Howard PREY — Thirty-two-year-old Angie Powell has always spoken her mind, but in the presence of Dare Callahan she nurses a simmering rage. After all, why give Dare the satisfaction of knowing he can push her buttons and push her to the edge? — Three years ago, Dare returned home to rural western Montana and opened a hunting busi... more »ness to rival Angie’s. Complicating matters is the fact that Dare has asked Angie out (not once but twice) and has given her a gift of butterflies in the process. Angie has no patience for butterflies. They only lead to foolish decisions. And now the infuriatingly handsome Iraq war vet has siphoned away Angie’s livelihood, forcing her to close up shop.
Before Angie is to leave town, she organizes one last trip into the wilderness with a client and his guest, who wants to bag a black bear. But the adrenaline-fueled adventure turns deadly when Angie witnesses a cold-blooded murder and finds herself on the wrong side of a loaded gun. Before the killer can tie up this attractive loose end, a bear comes crashing through the woods -- changing the dark game completely.
Luckily, Dare is camping nearby and hears the shots. Forced together for their very survival, Angie and Dare must confront hard feelings, a blinding storm, and a growing attraction -- while being stalked by a desperate killer and a ferocious five-hundred-pound beast. And neither will stop until they reach their prey. « less
I wish the other reviews had been wrong, but this book was not what I was expecting. I liked the main characters well enough... and the story held LH's typcial style, but there was wayyyy too much story and not enough dialogue between the characters. I was hoping it would be like Up Close and Dangerous, and in a way it was, but too much of the book involved the characters thinking.
A terrific read. The storyline is interesting and the action and mystery builds and builds and builds. It's a reasonably quick read. The location and topic are new and refreshing from the same old inner-city Chase the bad guys books.
While I enjoyed Prey, it didn't feel like the usual Linda Howard thriller. There wasn't a lot of action or dialogue. The majority of the book had the hero and the heroine waiting out the weather together in his camping shelter in the woods.