Detective Tom Thompson of the Teton County Sheriff's Office in the beautiful little resort town of Jackson, Wyoming is in a delicate condition. He's a Viet vet and recovering alcoholic with a bitter ex-wife, a confused teen-aged son, and a house he can't afford being built. Tommy's fellow officers are calling him "Tummy" because he's gained so much weight since his divorce. He's depressed, anxious, full of self-pity—and arsonists, bombers, and contract killers are headed his way. It's time to get tough, or die.
About the Author
Jon R Horton aka J Royal Horton was one of those kids who read by flashlight and dreamed of becoming a writer. He attended the U of Wyoming for a year before joining the US Air Force where he served as a Russian Linguist and Intelligence Analyst while stationed in Germany. After his discharge he attended California State University at Northridge and received a B.A. in Russian Language and Literature. After making a run at Hollywood he attended Idaho State University where he finished the coursework for an M.A. in English. However, the academic gender wars of the 70s inspired a shift to a long career in international oil exploration.