Sunday, January 31, 2010
Short Story by Jeff Carlson
Audio version available for free at the excellent Starship Sofa, Narrated by Amy H. Sturgis
Julie Beauchain and her boyfriend Highsong are park rangers. They fight a bio-engineered termite infestation in Montana. There may be terrorism, conspiracy, or insurance fraud afoot. Exciting, the mystery is left a touch ambiguous, which is good. The resolution is a bit cliche but nothing really bad about this story and it's lots of fun. 3.5 out of 5 rangers are too sexy for Montana.
P.S. This is the sequel to Gunfight at the Sugarloaf Pet Food & Taxidermy, also by Jeff Carlson. I didn't know this until listening to the Starship Sofa version though, so it doesn't hurt not to have read it. Still it is available free from Starship Sofa in Episode #88, and it's pretty good.