Wolf Mark: A Novel is the 2011 novel by prolific Abenaki author Joseph Bruchac. In Wolf Mark, Bruchac combines the current thirsts of teen readers for vampires, werewolves, espionage, military black ops, DNA manipulation, and multiethnic love interest. The novel begins with Luke King, a teen attending high school who finds it difficult to make friends and keep them. His a Native American father who at one time was a black ops agent for the military has taken to drinking and staying home in their small trailer on the outskirts of town. Luke has other issues-he can't touch a cell phone without damaging it, and he has a special talent for hearing and seeing the smallest detail. Now a group of very pale Russian, sunglasses-wearing students attend school but somehow they have serious issues with Luke. When Luke's father is kidnapped, the youth must use all his marital arts training and his special wolfskin to locate the mad scientist who has taken his father in order to tap into the man's special DNA. When Luke's closest friend, Meena, who is Pakistani, and her father are also put in danger the young man takes action. Bruchac has successfully melded the vampire and skinwalker (werewolf) genre with mystery, action, and horror into a gripping read. Reading Level: 5.3; ATOS Reading Level: 5.3; Lexile Measure: 810. Book Talk with Bruchac: http://www.leeandlow.com/p/wolfmark.mhtml.