The wilderness of Alaska can be judge, jury, and executioner to anyone foolish enough to try to cross it alone, but the wild places know nothing of human ideas of justice or sanity. While the police are satisfied that the murderer of four men at a remote camp in the Talkeetna Mountains will not long survive, Jeep George, hunting guide and best friend to one of the victims, knows that the dangerous country into which the killer has fled can be friend to those who understand it and respect its rules, even if they flout those of human society. Jeep decides to track his deranged prey, relying on the skills gained from the two cultures of his grandfathers. The trail leads halfway across the state while Jeep learns that hunting a man means being hunted himself. Long-time journalist, guide, and outdoorsman Randles uses his years of experience in Alaska to bring this exciting but thoughtful story to life.
|Publisher:||McRoy & Blackburn, Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Slim Randles considers himself an outdoorsman first and a writer second. His career spans more than three decades as a journalist, but is heavily dosed with life in the outdoors.
He began his career as a cowboy and mule packer in the California High Sierra, then spent a decade in Alaska as a "resident adventurer," as he puts it, for the Anchorage Daily News. While writing columns for the paper, he built a cabin twelve miles from the nearest road and lived in it for eight years, drove a team in the first (1973) Iditarod sled dog race, and spent eight seasons as an assistant hunting guide in the Alaska Range and the Talkeetna Mountains, working primarily for the late Clark Engle and several other fair-chase guides.
Randles has also been associate editor of Petersen's Hunting Magazine, author of hundreds of outdoor magazine articles, adjunct professor of journalism at the University of New Mexico, and a columnist for the Albuquerque Journal and New Mexico magazine. He is also a registered guide and outfitter in New Mexico, where he lives with his wife Jeannie, daughter Bridget, and what he says are "too many bluetick coonhounds" in the tiny village of San Ysidro.