HUNTED: A NOVEL
Author: John Holt
Publisher: GLOBE PEQUOT ( THE LYONS PRESS, FALCON), Jun 2003
A seething novel about the consequences - natural & supernatural - of corporate greed in the High Plains of the American West. 6x8 inches, 256 pgs.
When corporate coal strip-mining interests begin to take over a ranching town in southeastern Montana all hell breaks loose. It seems the land is fighting back: vast sage flats erupt in fire, massive storms blast down from all directions, and an extinct buffalo wolf is heard howling in the night. One man tries to hold back the tide of disaster: Joe Graves, a rancher whose family has farmed this arid, harsh land for generations.
Graves knows the land better than anyone. 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 giant) is coming to claim those rights. 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 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.
?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
?John Holt?s novel Hunted is the human nervous system scraped down to bare metal. Think Carl Hiaasen crossed with James Ellroy? an outrageous tale of the unending battle against corporate greed, set in the bleak, beautiful High Plains of eastern Montana.?
?Robert F. Jones, author of The Run to Gitche Gumee
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
John Holt is the author of Coyote Nowhere?In Search of America?s Last Frontier, and Montana Fly-Fishing Guides East and West, 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.