Double Challenge

Our rating: *****

In the Mahela forest, Ted Harkness lives with his father Al in a cabin. Everybody is after Damon and Pythias, supposedly the biggest bucks anywhere. To promote his hunting lodge, Ted’s employer Carl Thornton, asks Ted to get one of the two deer for him to hang on his wall. There’s only one catch: Carl wants Ted to hunt out of season. Ted refuses and Carl fires him. When Al finds out, he and Ted open a hunting camp for deer season. However, Ted’s on his own when Al is falsely accused of shooting a man and has to go on the run.

There’s a lot going on here. I love it when you have to follow multiple plots, and this is one of Jim Kjelgaard’s best multi-plot stories. Double Challenge has a lot of interesting parts. The characters are all very real and vivid. Well worth reading. Oh, as is usual with good books, Double Challenge is out of print. See our Book Tips Page for help finding out of print books.

4 Responses to “Double Challenge”

  1. Is this book in the series starting with Snow Dog?

  2. Nope. Entirely different book.

  3. I read this book not too long ago and I have to say, this is my favorite book of all times, maybe because i live in PA and i am a hunter, but this is a great book.

  4. I read this when I was 12, over 33 years ago and still remember the story vividly. I have recently found and purchased a copy for my son (100 years old). He loved the book as well.

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