West Of North

West Of North

by K.E. Hoover

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Alaska is beautiful--and deadly!

Josh Campbell grew up without a family. After a personal betrayal, he flees to a small town along the Inside Passage where he makes a near fatal mistake. Rescued by an old prospector, Silver Jack, and his wolf dog, Blackie, the three form a unique friendship which takes them into the wild back-country in search of riches.

Josh's new life in Alaska gets complicated. He meets Anne, a single mom working at the local cafe; Katie, a fishery biologist who loves working outdoors; and sexy, rich woman Claire, who makes getting Josh into her bed her first priority.

But when Josh and Silver Jack file mining claims, Josh's life changes forever. Will he and Silver Jack outsmart claim jumpers ready to do anything--even murder--to get what they want?

Can Josh mend his broken heart and find purpose in the rugged Alaskan wilderness?

Watch out! If the wilderness doesn't get you, your neighbor just might...

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157384005
Publisher: Kenneth Ensign Hoover
Publication date: 02/05/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 350
File size: 276 KB

About the Author

Ken Hoover moved to Southeast Alaska with his wife Kim on their 42-foot catamaran, Reiki Master, after retiring as a school superintendent in 2015. They enjoy whale watching, fishing, crabbing, shrimping, and exploring the nearly ten thousand miles of coastline in Southeast Alaska.
Prior to retirement Ken spent many summers in Alaska visiting his father and exploring the area covered in this novel. He grew up in a remote part of the Pacific Northwest part of a logging family and worked as a choker setter, rigging slinger, hook tender (hooker) and timber faller as well as shake splitter in a cedar mill. Because of a low lottery number in 1971 he served in both the National Guard and Regular Army. He started civil service as a secretary and held positions as accountant, radiation health physicist, supervisor and budget analyst. He worked in school districts in both Washington and Colorado and as a financial consultant for school districts and large corporations on educational finance issues.
Ken’s hobbies include cabinetry, carving and skiing.
Ken has bachelor and master degrees from The Evergreen State College and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington and has previously coauthored a book with Dr. Brian L. Benzel entitled The Superintendent and the CFO: Building an Effective Team published in 2015 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. He also writes educational book reviews for AASA’s School Administrator magazine.
West of North is Ken’s first novel. He can be reached at . Watch for him along the trail.

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