The pace of this novel will keep readers gripped from first page to last. Following an accident, the bus on which Sam Fox is travelling through the Rocky Mountains to a Scout jamboree goes off the road and into a canyon. Both adults are seriously injured, so Sam and two of the children must go for help. The problem is that help is five kilometres away through the American wilderness and it is just a few hours away from nightfall.
In rapid succession, Sam and the children deal with howling wolves, snapper turtles and a rabid raccoon, whilst all the time being tracked by a huge grizzly bear in a very ugly mood. And who is the wolf-boy? Is he helping them or hindering them by trying to enlist their help with a problem of his own? Events reach a threatening climax before Sam and his friends are finally saved.
Anyone who has enjoyed previous ‘Extreme Adventures’ from the New Zealand writer Justin D’Ath will be delighted with this next book in the series. Sam is bounced from one adventure to another, hardly leaving the reader time to breathe. Reading it would be the Jamboree of a lifetime!