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The illegal shooting of a magnificent elk triggers a deadly conflict between backpackers and trophy hunters deep in the Colorado Rockies.

Backpacker Ryan Hart is deep in a Colorado wilderness with two fellow hikers when he witnesses the death throes of a magnificent elk. Realizing the elk is an illegal trophy kill infuriates Ryan. A nonviolent young man by nature, he commits an act of defiance that triggers violent retaliation from the trophy hunters and drives Ryan and his friends into the depths of a terrifying savagery.

The only person who can save them from almost certain death is a young female hunting guide who represents everything Ryan opposes, and everything he needs to survive.

TROPHY KILL is available from Amazon.


An inveterate backpacker, Terry Watkins lives in San Diego with his romance novelist wife and a crazy cat that thinks it’s a dog.