The Work of Wolves by Kent Meyers: This story takes place in Montana. Four very different characters come together to accomplish a daring task... a cowboy, an Indian teen, an exchange student from Germany, and an uncle. As they work together they learn about each other, and they benefit from the unique skills each person brings to the job. There is a rich and cruel rancher, a smarmy sheriff, horses, and a few other interesting characters dotting this adventure as well.
I liked the story and most of the writing. Some of it was quite beautiful. Some, however, is what my aunt would have called "over-writing" -- too much description to convey a mood, when the reader could have discerned these moods and lessons in many fewer sentences. I found myself skimming over some of the long paragraphs to get to the heart of the story. Other than that, it was well done and a good story.