With The Tourist Trail, John Yunker has succeeded in writing an animal activist’s dream novel. In a marriage of factual based research with a high level of realistic action and suspense only Paul Watson and the Sea Shepherd manage to bring to light, he has captured the essence of not only the plight of the animals, but that of those who both figuratively and literally give their lives for the higher cause.
Weaving together the stories of Angela Haynes, a naturalist working at a penguin research station in Patagonia, Robert Porter, a FBI agent on a mission that unearths his buried past, and Ethan Downes, a computer tech, Yunker’s tale is an emotionally charged story of personal evolution, sacrifice and redemption, at the heart of which lies the animals.
With an informed and neutral tone, Yunker investigates the varying extremes of activism. In an honest portrayal of humans with the best intentions, he eloquently questions the role of humans in the lives of all animals, and the sense of disconnection that has allowed the war on animals to not only continue, but also to flourish.
This is a book for all of humanity, one that questions our actions and leaves us quaking with the consequences.
For more information about John Yunker and The Tourist Trail visit www.thetouristtrail.com.
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