Nothing in Kerry’s life prepares her for her first summer job.Stationed as far north from Toronto as Florida is south, unqualified and inexperienced, she perceives hazards around every tree.What does she know about fieldwork?Or black bears?Or men?Absolutely nothing—all she’s done with her life so far is competitive dance. If her mother only knew what this job required!
When Kerry's shin splints keep her from participating in Irish dancing competitions, her mother pulls strings to get her a job in Northwestern Ontario with the forestry department, scouting locations for cabins. She works with Yvette, who speaks French and has worked in the past. The two are the only girls among a lot of rough men, and when forest fires break out, they have to spend a lot of time working in remote locations. This is dangerous enough, but the girls also uncover a mystery that puts them in danger.
With all of the forest fires in the west, this was very interesting. I liked Kerry and Yvette; Kerry, who seems to have it pretty much together at home, is completely out of place in the wildernerss, but Yvette, who has a lot of street smarts and dresses in a rather sexy way, is also very intelligent and used to being in the wild. I also found out a lot about northwest Ontario, including a little bit about the Metis people.