Donald McCaig grew up in Montana, but left the New York advertising world for a sheep ranch in Western Virginia. He burst onto the literary scene with the best selling novel, Nops Trials in 1984 about a sheep dog.The Man Who Made the Devil Glad also deals with the relationships between people and animals. West Virginia hill sheriff Cub Hamill is involved in protecting local sheep farmers from a coyote. The book publisher explains it better than I could, "But the hunter becomes the hunted when Cub loses an election and wins the heart of Maggie Stevenson--only to find himself and the woman he loves stalked by a human predator who also wears a badge."
New York: Crown, 1986, hardback in dust jacket.