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The Forgotten Man (Book 1)

“Certainly there is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never really care for anything else thereafter.”  Ernest Hemingway, “On the Blue Water” 1936


Steve Rawlings spent over twenty years of his life as a kidnap resolution specialist and covert operator in South and Central America and the Caribbean, rescuing wealthy businessmen and their families, making drug warlords and their operations cease to exists and while under contract to the U.S. State Department, surreptitiously eliminating the criminal gangs and private armies of third world dictators. Now years later, his family and friends have long since scorned him, and he has become a drifter, completely off the grid, moving from place to place staying only long enough to earn a few dollars to get him down the road to the next place. He is the forgotten man. …and he never expected to pick up a weapon again! After taking a job working for a rancher in western Wyoming, Steve uncovers a conspiracy involving a cabal, made up of the local banker, a prominent landowner and one of the largest international mining companies in the world who are attempting to defraud Steve’s employer out of his family ranch to get at vast deposits of rare earth minerals worth billions, and they are willing to go to whatever lengths necessary to get control of the land! Forced out of retirement to defend himself, and to attempt to save the lives of his employer’s family, Steve discovers much deeper secrets involving the imminent security of the whole United States. He will need to draw on all his skills acquired through years of experience going up against the most dangerous criminal organizations in the world, to stop the treacherous cabal from achieving their deadly goals, and if he’s successful, blood will flow! A fast-moving thriller, set in the breathtaking high country of Wyoming, this action-packed novel will keep you turning pages long into the night!