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Archangel is the story of a new kind of war, fought with chain saws and metal spikes and waged by opponents who will go to any extremes to realize their goals. It is a novel of classic storytelling on a cutting-edge issue - environmental terrorism - and in it Watkins brings drama and definition to a movement that has emboldened a generation of activists." "In the woods of Maine, where it is still possible to encounter bears and live for days on wild blueberries, Noah Mackenzie, the most powerful businessman in Abenaki County, is racing to clear the forest, logging thousands of trees before they are protected by state preservation laws. A young activist named Adam Gabriel is determined to save the land, even if it means risking his life. Meanwhile, an idealistic environmental reporter finds herself politically and emotionally entangled in the conflict.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c1995.
ISBN: 9780679443919
Characteristics: 287 pages ;,25 cm.


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WVMLStaffPicks Dec 18, 2014

The timely issue of environmental terrorism becomes a classic adventure story. Set in Northern Maine, Watkins lets you smell the forest and feel the violence of man and nature in this often heart-stopping novel.

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