Shadow Wolves

Shadow Wolves

by Nelson O. Ottenhausen


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In 1972, the United States Congress authorized Custom Services to establish a fifteen-man, American-Indian law enforcement unit to patrol the Tohono O'odham Indian Nation in southern Arizona. Their primary mission is to track drug smugglers and illegal immigrants who cross the border of Mexico into the American-Indian Tohono O'odham Nation located in the Sonoran Desert of southern Arizona, an area infested with dangerous rattlesnakes, venomous lizards and sometimes with deadly radical terrorists.

The unit is called Shadow Wolves, earning the name by the way they conduct a field operation. If a Shadow Wolf customs agent or a U.S. Border Patrol officer finds any evidence of drug smuggling and illegal migrations within the Indian Nation's boundaries, a team, or in some cases, the entire fifteen-man unit is deployed to track and hunt down the lawbreakers. The Tohono O'odham Shadow Wolves organization is the only authorized American-Indian tracker-unit presently in the U.S. law enforcement inventory. Their motto is: In brightest day, in darkest night, no evil shall escape my sight ... for I am a Shadow Wolf.

While on assignment in the desert, Special Agent Tino Ortega, lead agent of the Shadow Wolves, and two members of his team find three bodies killed execution style. Two of the bodies are U.S. Border Patrol agents. The third body is one of their own, a Shadow Wolf tracker. The FBI asks Ortega to assist in finding those who murdered the three men. He agrees, but the Shadow Wolves soon learn there is more to the case than a simple murder investigation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780990572480
Publisher: Patriot Media Incorporated
Publication date: 08/08/2016
Pages: 206
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

Nelson O. Ottenhausen, is a retired U.S. Army officer and accomplished author and has been published in anthologies and national periodicals. His short stories are in various publications and one titled A Fish Story, is featured in Chicken Soup for the Fisherman's Soul. Other stories appear in the series of anthologies Not Your Mother's Books by Publishers Syndicate of California.

A collection of his poetry is published in a book titled, Flowers, Love & Other Things. His other published novels are Civil War II; The Sin Slayer; Jugs & Bottles; The Killing Zone: Evil's Playground; The Blue Heron; The Naked Warrior and Little Hawk & Lobo.

Nelson is the founder of Pen WISE Poets (Writers in Service to Education), a literary arts outreach program in schools of Northwest Florida, which he managed from 1994 thru 1998, and in 1995 was cited by Governor Lawton Chiles of Florida for this work. In October of 1995, he received a fellowship for his writings, and in August of the same year was appointed by Florida's Secretary of State to the Directory of Visiting Artists to lecture in Florida schools, only one of five poets throughout the state to be honored so.

He holds a Bachelor of Business in Operations Management and a Masters of Business Administration Degree from Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois. A native of northwestern Illinois, he now resides in Gulf Breeze, Florida.

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