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A Stranger North by Henry J. Olsen

Arms. Every man has a pair. But not all arms are created equal.

Nine years ago the Desolation laid waste to humankind, leaving only scattered pockets of civilization in its wake. Now John Osborne drifts through the ravaged remains of the North, his only companion the six-shooter at his side.

When a young girl finds John unconscious in the northern Minnesota wilderness, she urges her village to help him. But while John is still bed-ridden, the girl inexplicably vanishes. Recognizing that the disappearance is no mere coincidence, John takes it upon himself to find and bring her back safely.

Outmanned and outgunned, the deck appears to be stacked against John. Little do his adversaries know that he has a turbo-charged bionic surprise lurking under his left sleeve...

A Stranger Bonus: Paperback edition includes the short story Ramses Thunder!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780989419352
Publisher: Unbound Adventure Press
Publication date: 07/07/2015
Pages: 148
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.32(d)

About the Author

Henry J. Olsen grew up as a quiet kid in a small Midwestern town. Now he travels the world, writing tales of adventure and meeting new friends at every turn.

He currently eats, sleeps, and and writes in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

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A Stranger North 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And worth reading
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Being an eager and frequent visitor to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, I was surprised to discover that by 2036, it has apparently lost its wilderness status and is being inhabited by suspect characters such as the unkempt and freakishly appendaged John Osborne.  As I ventured farther into The Northland Chronicles I overcame my initial surprise and fully enjoyed this fast-paced, light-hearted sci-fi/action thriller.  Osborne, a man with a mysterious military past and a newly attached bionic arm, is alone and destitute after losing his family in the 2027 devastation of Earth’s population.  He drifts from Maine to sparsely populated northern Minnesota where we first encounter him delivering frontier justice to some very deserving patrons in Franco’s Saloon.  Here, too, we first meet the enigmatic Aristotle – a strong-willed, philosophy-reading, pistol-toting young woman who is not afraid to stand up to Osborne.  As the Northland Chronicles unfolds, it serves up a full platter of adventure and intriguing characters, including the sinister and malevolent General, who knows more about Osborne’s past than Osborne himself.     In the interest of full disclosure, I must confess that I know Henry Olsen quite well.  We are from the same small town–Black Earth, WI.  For many years we lived on the same block.  In fact, we lived in the same house.  Well, okay, I’m actually Henry’s father.  But don’t let my admittedly favorable bias keep you from enjoying a fun and fanciful read – The Northland Chronicles.