"Cliff-Hanger" weaves Native American folklore, natural science and geography into a heart-pounding thriller. Boy Scout Jack and his sister Ashley are used to visiting national parks with their parents. However, when a cougar attacks a hiker in Mesa Verde National Park, Jack and Ashley must delve into the park’s history while uncovering the mysterious past of a foster child named Lucky. In a midnight showdown, Jack realizes there’s more to fear than a killer cat! Part of the National Geographic’s Mysteries in the Parks" series, this book features an afterword by Will Morris, Chief of Interpretation and Visitor Services at Mesa Verde, in which he outlines the dangers of cougar attacks and the need to protect wild animals.
For readers ages 8 and up. 158 pages. Soft cover.