Set in the wild and wonderful Kootenay region of British Columbia, this novel probes the on-going battle between environmentalists and loggers over the forests both groups love -- but for very different reasons. Author Steve Anderson has evenly divided the debate, allowing his characters to fully present their perspectives and the reader to decide who is right and who is wrong. But this time, the dispute has catastrophic results. The message is clear: confrontation is not the answer. Sharply drawn characters and a fast-paced plot make Clearcut Cause a must for fiction readers interested in the fate of the ancient forests.