When his orphan bear cub goes missing, 16-year-old drone enthusiast Ray McLellan decides to use his airborne spying skills to find it. Little does he know that a bear-poaching gang operating in the surrounding forest has drones, too — and a cold welcome for anyone who would attempt to take them down.
As a New York City kid recently forced to move to the Great Bear Rainforest by his parents, what Ray doesn't have is a lifetime of outdoor instincts or familiarity with the valley and its wildlife.
That makes him very different from his grumpy grandfather, who — like his new school friends — berates his city-kid uselessness at every opportunity. Can Ray use his drones and smarts to prove himself, find his cub, and expose what's going on in the woods? (From Dundurn Press)
Pam Withers is a Vancouver author of over 20 YA novels, including Red Maple nominees Tracker's Canyon and Stowaway.