Hunted

Hunted

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When big corporate coal strip-mining interests begin to take over a ranching town in southeastern Montana--wide-open coulee and bluff country--all hell breaks loose. It seems the land is fighting back: vast sage flats erupt in fire, massive storms blast down from all directions, rattlesnakes strike from out of nowhere, and an extinct buffalo wolf is heard howling in the night. One man tries to hold back the tide of disaster caused by corporate greed: Joe Graves, a rancher whose family has farmed this arid, harsh land for generations. Graves knows the land better than anyone, hunting and fishing its broad acres all of his life. He considers the land an extension of himself. What he doesn't know is that his father sold the mineral rights to the ranch-and Graves is about to find out that Dark Star (the corporate coal giant) is coming to claim those rights along with his water. What Dark Star doesn't realize is that it will have more than just a mere man to fight--the very elements are set against them. Steeped in atmosphere and electrically charged with emotion and suspense, this graphic, shocking novel firmly establishes John Holt's authority as a novelist, and reveals his own dark vision of what "civilization" is doing to the West.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 138.2 x 221.5 x 21.3mm | 381.02g
  • Lyons Press
  • Guilford, CT, United States
  • English
  • 1585747807
  • 9781585747801

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When big corporate coal strip-mining interests begin to take over a ranching town in southeastern Montana - wide open coulee and bluff country - all hell breaks loose. It seems the land is fighting back: vast sage flats erupt in fire, massive storms blast down from all directions, rattlesnakes strike from out of nowhere, and an extinct buffalo wolf is heard howling in the night. And one man tries to hold back the tide of disaster caused by corporate greed: Joe Graves is a rancher, whose family has ranched this arid, harsh land for generations. He knows the land better than anyone; he hunts, and fishes, and considers the land an extension of himself. But what he doesn't know is that his father sold the mineral rights to the ranch. And Graves is about to find out that Dark Star (the corporate coal giant) is coming to claim those rights as well as his water. What Dark Star doesn't know is that it will have more than a man to fight. The very elements are set against them. Steeped in atmosphere and electrically charged with emotion and suspense, this graphic, shocking novel will leave no doubt about John Holt's authority as a novelist and about his own dark vision of what "civilization" is doing to the West.show more

Review quote

"HUNTED is a beautifully written and highly entertaining story about a breed of men and women whose like will never be seen in this country again, and the last Montana stronghold where a few can still be found." --Howard Frank Mosher, author of "The Fall of the Year" and" A Stranger in the Kingdom"show more

About John Holt

JOHN HOLT is the author of" Coyote Nowhere--In Search of America's Last Frontier, "the" Montana Fly-Fishing Guides East "and" West "(page 157), and several other books.He has written for" Men's Journal, Fly Fisherman, The Denver Post, Gray's Sporting Journal, Travel & Leisure, Playboy, " and" American Cowboy." He is a contributing editor for "Big Sky Journal" and lives in Livingston, Montana.show more

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