The Man Who Made the Devil Glad by Donald McCaig
The Man Who Made the Devil Glad by Donald McCaig is a story of man and animals. A predatory coyote is savaging the sheep that belong to his neighbors, people whom West Virginia hill country sheriff Cub Hamill is sworn to protect. 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