Berkley, Dec 2004, 5.99, 212 pp.
Angela is a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Agent being trained by a senior agent named Ian. Ian is found dead at Barr Lake. Angela notices a swan acting peculiarly but her attention is mainly on Ian who the coroner says committed suicide. Without an experienced agent to train her, Angela's boss assigns her to Elk Park's first Annual Ice Fishing Jamboree to make sure the anglers don't catch any greenback cutthroat trout.
The event is sponsored by Donald Tavern, CEO of Agriventures, Inc. Before the Jamboree begins, there are a lot of sick geese on the ice with similar coloring to what Angela noticed when she found Ian's body. They treat the surviving geese for lead poisoning. Angela investigates how the lead got into their bodies. She rescues an unconscious agent from the icy water and lands a plane when her pilot is poisoned. Angela thinks that the incidents are linked, but how and why remains to be proven.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner