|About the Book|
While scuba diving off a Caribbean island, young Jennifer Gates is attacked by a seemingly harmless dive master who is escorting her on a relaxing excursion under the sea. Struck from behind, her buoyancy compensator deflated, Jennifer is pushed overMoreWhile scuba diving off a Caribbean island, young Jennifer Gates is attacked by a seemingly harmless dive master who is escorting her on a relaxing excursion under the sea. Struck from behind, her buoyancy compensator deflated, Jennifer is pushed over the edge of a deep coral reef where she immediately draws the attention of an enormous tiger shark.John and Emily Gates receive a phone call in their Caribbean vaction condo informing them of the brutal murder of their loyal ranch hand, Pedro. Along with this tragic news, they are told Jennifer’s favorite horse has been savagely mauled as well.Due to an untimely injury to her father, Jennifer’s parents are forced to remain behind while Jennifer flies home to Montana to tend her mare and supervise their horse ranch. A mysterious beast awaits her arrival, stalking through the shadows, anxious for the opportunity to strike.Jennifer’s feisty little dog, Dot, a Jack Russell terrier, decides to eliminate the horrible creature trespassing on her territory. Her efforts to do so take her deep into the Montana wilderness where Jennifer must follow, riding her horse, Dixie, or lose her precocious pet to the dangers the untamed land represents.Five years prior to these events, Jennifer survived an ordeal in this same wilderness that tested her body and soul to their maximum. Older and hardened by the experience, she bravely presses into the brutal country unaware she is being purposely drawn forward by supernatural forces that reek of evil. Soon her world is turned inside out. What is clearly real may not be. Where what is utterly impossible may indeed be fact.Deep in the Montana wilds, Jennifer experiences a parallel world through dreams and visions that involve her with her long–dead Sioux ancestor, Mountain Fox, and the powerful medicine woman’s struggle during the Indian Wars of the 1800’s. Through these visualizations, Jennifer must endure a fierce and bloody battle that pushes her sanity to its limits. When Jennifer becomes unsure of where she is in time and space, a wicked enemy of Mountain Fox, named Wild Cat, makes her presence known.Wild Cat is a vicious advisory who has waited nearly two centuries to extract vengeance on Mountain Fox through the destruction of Jennifer, her distant niece, who shares the strange mystical talents the medicine woman had exhibited when alive. Wild Cat is an evil witch, corrupt in every way, while Jennifer, like Mountain Fox, is her opposite in every regard.Helping Jennifer is a mysterious flint lance point that seems to carry supernatural powers of its own. She carries the talisman around her neck in a medicine bag, using it to give her strength and confidence when she needs it most.Wild Cat, is a nonstop thrill ride that gallops along at a breath taking pace from beginning to end. The extraordinary relationships Jennifer shares with her fearless dog, Dot, and her brave Tennessee Walking horse, Dixie, are fascinating. How she connects with both the living and the dead carries the reader through the past and the present until both are tightly entwined during the horrifying conclusion.Wild Cat is the sequel to the very popular Johnnys Jacket. The first of the Jennifer Gates Adventure novels.