April Christofferson

Tor Books

Yellowstone backcountry ranger Will McCarroll is every poacher and trapper’s worst nightmare. His tireless defense of endangered wildlife has made him a national hero, but when Will’s anger over legislation allowing loaded guns in national parks causes him to break the rules one time too many, he finds himself transferred from his beloved Yellowstone to Montana’s Glacier National Park. In this edgy eco- and political-thriller, Will soon finds in Glacier a wilderness worth defending—and under siege from illegal trappers, a right-wing radio talk show hosting a predator derby, and members of a radical offshoot of the American Rifle Foundation.

When Yellowstone Magistrate Judge Annie Peacock realizes Will has been lured into Glacier’s backcountry as part of an ARF plot to silence him, she enlists the help of Johnny Yellow Kidney, Glacier National Park’s wolverine biologist. Aided by locals from the Blackfeet reservation, Annie and Johnny’s quest to warn Will ends up a race for time—one whose outcome will impact not only Will, but the lives of the two- and the four-leggeds he’s sworn to protect as well.

April Christofferson introduces us to Montana's wild and wonderful "Crown of the Continent" in Trapped.


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Will McCarroll’s foul mood escalated with each of Kola’s steps down the rocky trail that led from his backcountry cabin to the Pebble Creek campground.
Goddamn fools.
He’d been waiting for this to happen, for the middle of the night call he’d just received on his two-way radio.
“Hurry down here, Will,” Betty Stanmeyer had shouted over the two-way radio she wasn’t supposed to have. Betty and her husband, Hal, served as campground hosts at Pebble Creek. “Someone’s been shot.”
Will had to count on his mare’s


Praise for Trapped

Praise for April Christofferson

“If you’re passionate about beautiful places, passionate about animals, passionate about people . . . hell, passionate about passionate, read this book. A ripping plot as dramatic and complex as the peaks it unfolds in and characters who care profoundly about the way they live their lives (even the bad guys hold deep beliefs) enliven this examination of the way people love what they love—and what they’re willing to do to protect it. Trapped is as beguiling an imagination of lives in the North Rockies as you’re going to find in book form.”—Jeff Hull, author of Pale Morning Done

“Set against the beauty of Yellowstone National Park, this exciting romantic ecothriller pits the love of animals and justice—and the love between man and woman—against true evil. It’s a powerful, multilayered story.”
—Stella Cameron, New York Times bestselling author of Cyprus Nights on Alpha Female

“Taking the readers deep into the ecosystem, politics, and wilds of Yellowstone National Park, Christofferson weaves an engrossing romantic thriller that grabs your heartstrings and clutches your throat. A terrific read!”
—Daniel Kalla, author of Cold Plague on Alpha Female

“In Alpha Female, April Christofferson has penned a shrewd, sensitive and cautionary tale about the environment and our place within it. Seldom has any writer handled the mix of information and story with such skill and aplomb, effortlessly managing the delicate blend of romance and suspense. Compulsively readable and impossible to put down, Alpha Female is destined to dominate its terrain.”
—Jon Land, author of the Caitlin Strong novels

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  • April Christofferson

  • April Christofferson is the highly acclaimed author of numerous novels set in the West, where her family roots go back four generations.  She is a former attorney in the biotech industry and a passionate wildlife activist with a background in biology and veterinary medicine.  She divides her time between Lolo, Montana, Glacier National Park, and Yellowstone. 

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