A Bad Place To Be
Josh Morrow and Seth Jacobs became fast friends while serving in the cavalry and fighting Comanches in Texas. Their dream of owning a ranch in Idaho's Salmon River country kept them going during those tough times in the Army. The dream, however, is derailed when Seth is murdered in the Bear Creek gold fields. In his quest to obtain justice for his friend, Josh is plunged into a quagmire of corruption and wickedness. And then, to complicate matters even more, enter Sarah, an outcast prostitute looking for a ticket to respectability. Is she friend, lover or just someone looking for a free ride out of Bear Creek? Josh has to decide - assuming he lives that long. However, staying alive might be difficult, given the character of the sheriff and his cronies. Few people trust them to uphold the law, yet no one dares to challenge them. The simplest solution to this entire mess would be to walk away, but Josh's conscience won't allow that. Only time will tell if he is to take his stubborn loyalty to the grave.
About John Hansen (Missoula, Montana Author)
John Hansen is a retired wildlife biologist and wildland firefighter. He grew up on a ranch in southern Idaho and has spent his entire life working with the animals and land of the West.
John has always been an avid reader. Some of his favorite authors are Hemingway, Ivan Doig and Thomas Savage. His passion for writing began around age nine and continues to this day. He is a member of the Western Writers of America. He has written a number of western stories and is the author of four novels: PURSUIT OF GLORY (Reader's Favorite 5 * Review), CHASING DEMONS (recently selected as a Finalist for a 2017 Will Rogers Medallion award, and A BAD PLACE TO BE which won the 2016 National Indie Excellence award for Westerns as well as a finalist in the Action/Adventure category for the 2016 Independent Author's Network - Book of the Year Award. John's latest book, UNFORTUNATE WORDS, is due out in August 2017.
When not writing, John can often be found hunting, fishing or hiking in the mountains of Montana and Idaho with his wife and dog. John and his wife Debi along with their rescue dog (Bella) and two cats (Tubby & Gizmo) live in Western Montana.