When the Killing's Done
A NovelPre-loaded Audiobook - 2011
Set on the wild, sparsely inhabited Channel Islands near Santa Barbara, this powerful novel combines pulse-pounding adventure with a richly humane tale about the dominion we try to exert over the natural world. Alma Boyd Takesue, a National Park Service biologist, is leading the efforts to save the islands endangered creatures from invasive species, which she believes must be eliminated. Dave LaJoy, a dreadlocked local businessman, is fiercely opposed to the killing of any species and will do anything to stop it. The conflict plays out in a series of escalating scenes in which the characters violently confront one another. In dramatizing this collision between environmental protectors and animal rights activists, Boyle examines a vital question of our time: Who has the right of possession of the land, waters, and very lives of all the creatures who share this planet?
Publisher: Solon, OH : Findaway World, 2011
Branch Call Number: AB BOYL WHE
Characteristics: 1 digital audio player (ca. 16 hr.) : digital ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8in