The Nick Drake Novels

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For Vietnam veteran turned wildlife ranger Nick Drake, the war at home proves just as deadly.
Harney County, Oregon, 1968: Nick Drake has a chest full of medals and enough demons to fill a duffle bag. He’s been trained to kill, but never retrained to rejoin society. Drake flees to the lonesome high desert in search of redemption and takes a job patrolling wildlife refuges where the only conflicts are keeping out stray cows and ticketing poachers. But then he stumbles across a girl’s body ritually placed in a gully. Her murder is only the beginning, and Drake must face humanity’s heart of darkness once again if he’s to stop a killer from turning even more gullies into graves.


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Nick Drake returns in the thrilling sequel to The Sorrow Hand. A contemporary western thriller.
Set in 1968, Nick Drake is a troubled Vietnam War veteran seeking redemption as a game warden in a quiet land. But when a fighter pilot from a nearby Air Force base mysteriously plummets onto one of his refuges, he is plunged into a deadly showdown with the military. A vexing mystery involving multiple murders ensues, and Nick must turn to the old ways of his Paiute neighbors to hunt for a vicious killer and bring justice to the pitiless high desert.


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Nick Drake is back! A contemporary western thriller.

It’s 1969 and spring finally comes to the lonesome Oregon high desert after an especially bitter winter, but for every new beginning, something old must give way. Someone is poisoning wild horses and a vicious killer escapes from prison. A murder thrusts Vietnam veteran turned wildlife ranger Nick Drake into a desperate manhunt that turns into a fight for survival to protect those he holds dear. Spring quickly turns into a season of dying and life in Harney County will never be the same.


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Trouble doubles down on Nick Drake!

The tumultuous 1960s are nearing their end, but trouble doubles down on Vietnam veteran turned wildlife ranger Nick Drake. A mysterious mother’s six-year-old twins vanish while a pyromaniac goes on a rampage. As Nick Drake mounts a desperate search for the missing children, he must fight fire with fire when the arsonist targets the people and land he loves.

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Living is hard on the high lonesome, but dying is easy. When two of Nick Drake’s oldest Paiute friends disappear during a robbery of ancient relics that leads to a double murder, his race to find them puts him on a collision course with an obsessed killer. And that’s only for starters. A plane crash on a snowy mountainside after a wedding and with a baby on the way leads to a desperate fight for survival. Only one outcome is certain: life will never be the same for Nick, Gemma, Pudge, November, and the other characters who readers have come to love in this spellbinding mystery series.