Wolf of Shadows Author:Whitley Strieber One quiet spring evening, the animals of the north woods see a great light mushroom up from the human territories. Most ignore it; but Wolf of Shadows, sitting alone on his hill, knows that something is terribly wrong. The next day ashen clouds block out the sun, and an icy black rain comes, washing away the smells of all living things. It gets ... more »colder, then colder still. Nuclear winter has begun.
As sleet changes to snow in wolf country, a desperate human mother and her daughter appear and join Wolf of Shadows as he leads his pack south. This is the story of their journey - a dark odyssey through the desolate, frozen wasteland that was once the United States. Always near freezing and starvation, threatened by savage dog packs and marauding humans, the wolves and the two women soon come to depend on one another for survival. As their journey progresses, an unspoken but deeply felt love grows between them. This alone sustains them in their search for a place where life can be reborn.
Wolf of Shadows is more than a compelling tale of survival in the wild. It is a unique, passionately wrought vision - told, hauntingly, from the viewpoint of Wold of Shadows himself - of the horror we may bring to every living creature on earth.« less