To have any hope of reaching the Wilderness Swift to sail back to Juneau, Lynn must first outrun or outwit the grizzly bear on his trail. But this bear is like no other he has seen. And it is circling him.
With his back to the surf, and armed only with a pepper-spray, Lynn is running quickly out of options.
Lynn Schooler is the critically acclaimed author of The Blue Bear (2003) and The Last Shot (2006). He has lived in Alaska for almost forty years, working as a commercial fisherman, shipwright, wilderness guide, and an award-winning wildlife photographer.
Abridged by Jeremy Osborne
Reader: Colin Stinton.
Producer: Rosalynd Ward
A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.