For Gus O’Grady, thirteen years of fighting and killing as a soldier has taken its toll on him. Cheap whiskey has been his only escape from the demons that haunt his nights. But that escape has come with a heavy price. He’s lost his sergeant’s stripes and his good name, due mostly to a hard-nosed Lieutenant named Welch. How much should a man be expected to take? It’s tempting to desert and leave it all behind, but would life be any better? He’s about to find out.
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.