Incident at Big Sky

Certain moments of the manhunt's final days, however, made a vivid impression on Johnny. At dawn on Friday, he flew up to the Jerome Rocks. They left the Big Sky airport over near Cameron with the stars still bright, and climbed into a ...

Incident at Big Sky

Edgar Award Finalist: The “exciting” true story of the abduction of biathlete Kari Swenson and the five-month manhunt to bring her tormentors to justice (The New York Times Book Review). Former rodeo cowboy Johnny France had been sheriff of Madison County, Montana, for three years when Kari Swenson, a Bozeman resident training for the World Biathlon Championship, went missing near Big Sky Resort in July 1984. Her friends feared that Kari had been attacked by a grizzly bear, but the truth was far scarier: She’d been kidnapped at gunpoint by father-and-son survivalists Don and Dan Nichols. The pair had been living in the wilderness off and on for years and hoped to make Kari a “mountain woman” and Dan’s bride. But the plan went horribly wrong from the start, and after a deadly firefight with rescuers, the kidnappers vanished into the rugged terrain of the Spanish Peaks. As Montana’s summer froze into brutal winter blizzards, SWAT teams, forest rangers, and antiterrorist units searched the backcountry but sighted the mountain men only once. Then came the call about a strange campfire on a slope above the Madison River. Sheriff France decided to go into the forest to face the fugitives—alone. The resulting showdown made him “perhaps the most famous Western sheriff since Wyatt Earp . . . a modern legend” (Chicago Tribune). Incident at Big Sky is an “amazing . . . exciting retelling of a modern crime” that made headlines around the world (The New York Times Book Review). In a voice as distinctive and compelling as the Montana landscape, France takes readers on a high-stakes adventure so bizarre and unforgettable it could only be true.

Incident at Big Sky

Relates how Johnny France, a Montana sheriff, searched for and tracked down the two men responsible for kidnapping Olympic athlete Kari Swenson after they had managed to elude even the FBI

Incident at Big Sky

Relates how Johnny France, a Montana sheriff, searched for and tracked down the two men responsible for kidnapping Olympic athlete Kari Swenson after they had managed to elude even the FBI

Living The Big Sky Life

blew wide open about a year later, but not for the reasons suspected in the Ochenrider case. ... through the office door, Joan excitedly greeted me with a question, “Did you hear about the incident at Mountain Bank over the weekend?

Living The Big Sky Life

Living The Big Sky Life is a clever memoir by DK King that will take you on a healing journey from the outside in - from the coastlines of Orange County, California, to the big sky resort town of Whitefish, Montana. In a written voice that can be described as nothing short of audacious - real, raw and irreverent - DK King portrays her powerful passage through the peaks and valleys of love and life on her quintessential quest to turn the lemons in her life into an ocean of lemonade. Recounting her personal ordeal with vivid clarity and unparalleled recall, DK King chronicles an unforgettable series of transformational experiences like only a great storyteller can. Her fearless account is truly captivating, and should be a must-read for anyone who dreams of exchanging their robust urban lifestyle for the simple life in any small town U.S.A. This is a book you won’t be able to put down until the startling end!

Stars of Big Sky

I'm more than ready to return to Big Sky. ... “Oh, Billy, that incident with Frank was just terrible. ... “Yeah, well, when I'm back at Big Sky in a couple of weeks, if you'll let me, I'll be your protector and defender.

Stars of Big Sky

Tiana, a music major completing her junior year in college, is hired by Big Sky to sing as the female part of a trio performing at Big Sky. Before leaving for Big Sky, her fiancé Cache gives her an engagement ring. He has plans to make it big in the music world in Nashville. However, on his way to Nashville, he falls asleep at the wheel and is killed. Blue, one of the singers in the trio, becomes Tiana's closest friend and comforter. Billy Rider, a well-known country singer, takes a shine to Tiana while performing at Big Sky. Tiana, however, is still grieving over Cache's death and uninterested in any other man. Frank, who often attends the Big Sky performances, along with Blue's former girlfriend, Rhonda, is upset because Tiana rejects him on the dance floor and slaps his face. Rhonda, still in love with Blue, urges Frank, a known criminal, to take vengeance on Tiana since she can see that Blue is very fond of Tiana. Read the book and enjoy the many surprises along the way.

Big Sky

Steve Mellors this time, saying there'd been an incident at Silver Birches. 'What kind?' Andy asked, trying to keep his tone nonchalant in front of the Polish girls. He could tell that Nadja was paying close attention.

Big Sky

'The stand-out read of the summer. It's a masterclass in brilliant writing and whether you've read the earlier books in the series or not, you'll enjoy it.' Independent 'Like all good detectives, he is a hero for men and women alike.' The Times 'Laced with Atkinson's sharp, dry humour, and one of the joys of the Brodie novels has always been that they are so funny.' Observer Jackson Brodie has relocated to a quiet seaside village in North Yorkshire, in the occasional company of his recalcitrant teenage son Nathan and ageing Labrador Dido, both at the discretion of his former partner Julia. It's a picturesque setting, but there's something darker lurking behind the scenes. Jackson's current job, gathering proof of an unfaithful husband for his suspicious wife, seems straightforward, but a chance encounter with a desperate man on a crumbling cliff leads him into a sinister network-and back into the path of someone from his past. Old secrets and new lies intersect in this breathtaking new literary crime novel, both sharply funny and achingly sad, by one of the most dazzling and surprising writers at work today. _________ What readers are saying: ***** 'A glorious tapestry of storytelling.' ***** 'An intelligently written, gripping book with characters you fall in love with.' ***** 'Sheer genius, with the characteristic thread of humour.'

Cardwell Ranch Trespasser Big Sky Standoff

Dee smiled over at her to let her know she knew what she was doing and it wasn't going to work. “I'm still surprised you were up for this ... Apparently her plan hadn't worked after the incident at the waterfalls or on the raft trip.

Cardwell Ranch Trespasser   Big Sky Standoff

Collects two ranch stories, including "Cardwell Ranch Trespasser," where a new member of the Cardwell family may not be who he says he is, but only family friends Hilde Jacobson and Marshal Dawson can convince them.

Big Sky Secrets

She filled her china teapot with hot water at the sink and let it sit for a few moments, so the boiling contents of the kettle wouldn't crack it open. ... “Why?” “Well, there was that incident with the runaway buffalo,” Highbridge.

Big Sky Secrets

The “First Lady of the West,” #1 New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller, delivers the stunning finale of her acclaimed series set in Parable, Montana—where a city-bound cowboy meets the one woman who might make him stay in Big Sky Country! Self-made millionaire Landry Sutton heads to Hangman Bend’s Ranch to sell his land to his brother, Zane. Though he’s got cowboy in his blood, Landry plans to return to city life before the dust even settles on his boots. Of course, he didn’t count on falling for Big Sky Country…or Ria Manning. Ria is starting to settle into country life herself…until she has a close encounter of the terrifying kind with a buffalo. Turns out the peeping monster belongs to the cowboy next door—and he has her running even more scared than his bison. She wants a home where the buffalo don’t roam, and the men don’t either. Could Landry’s homecoming be her heart’s undoing? Previously published. Read the entire fan-favorite Parable series: Book 1: Big Sky Country Book 2: Big Sky Mountain Book 3: Big Sky River Book 4: Big Sky Summer Book 5: Big Sky Wedding Book 6: Big Sky Secrets

Big Sky Consortium

Back at the watchtower she had indicated that she was here to do a job then return to her office and her life. ... Walt gave a brief detailed synopsis of the entire incident with the terrorists and then mentioned his shooting of the ...

Big Sky Consortium

Walt Hamblin is an easy going modern cowboy that works for the Libby, Montana Sheriff's Office. On his days off he enjoys horseback riding in the mountains and on this particular trip he stumbles onto a dead body lying on top of Henry's Peak. Finding himself at a loss as to how the body got there, Walt calls Josh Simms, a rookie detective he is training, to help process the scene. Unable to find the identity of the John Doe, Walt is ready to file the case as unsolved. Trying one last option, he sends the information to the FBI's crime lab in Quantico, Virginia. Conclusive results come back and Walt is sitting on a dead terrorist, known for his involvement in al-Qa'ida, the Taliban, and Jihadist groups. Unsure as to why the terrorist is in the mountains of Montana, the FBI sends out their best agent to assist Walt in his investigation. Special Agent Sam Davis arrives and creates a stir within the Sheriff's Office and Walt has to work with the agent to solve the case.

Blue Sky Mansion

rst night, she had stayed with Choy Yin, whose parents had panicked when they found out they were host to a runaway from the triad. ... Everything had been quiet for two days after the incident at the Blue Sky Mansion.

Blue Sky Mansion

Blue Sky Mansion tells the tale of Tang Mei Choon, a young girl who was sold into servitude and nearly ends up being entombed alive. She flees with her saviour, a benign gentleman called Chen Tong, to Penang, Malaya, where a new set of troubles arise and threaten her life again.

Incident at Cali Station

Moore turned sharply and grinned at Kuftali. She felt herself relax. “Yeah, that's it. Big Sky Country, you been up there?” The man nodded. “Yes. My cousin and I, we were at Columbia University for two years.

Incident at Cali Station

Incident At Cali Station is the dramatic, inspiring story of four American soldiers led by African American First Lt. William Clark, on a seemingly safe UN humanitarian assignment in Africa. Clark is an outstanding West Point graduate; multi-lingual; an honors graduate with degrees in engineering and biology; and, an all-American baseball player. With a promising career before him, he struggles with the idea of leaving the military and finding a more rewarding profession. Witnessing terrible human suffering in Africa, his desire to leave the armed forces grows. Around Lt. Clark the enlisted soldiers quickly mature into a courageous unit, growing closer and stronger as each passing hour exposes them to fresh and unexpected dangers. Eventually they become isolated in hostile territory, out of contact with headquarters, facing overwhelming enemy numbers and fire power, and suddenly acquiring the responsibility of protecting helpless refugees. Providentially the unit's desperate imbroglio is clandestinely broadcast to the world by an unexpected ally. As bewildered American authorities attempt to find out 'what the hell is going on in Africa', with this tiny band of soldiers, a questioning world and disconcerted American population witness, live, a demonstration of valor and heroism in defense of human dignity and freedom.

Chasing the Sun

... the Sky 460 In the Rogue Blood 290 In Those Days 28 1 Incident at Big Sky 388 Incident at Crazy Woman Creek 127 Incident at Hawk's Hill 372 Incident at Sun Mountain 268 Incident at Twenty-Mile 441 Indian Agent, The 70 Indian Lawyer, ...

Chasing the Sun

"Chasing the Sun" is a guide to Western fiction with more than 1,350 entries, including 59 reviews of the author's personal favorites, organized around theme.

Incident at Big Sky the Inside Story of the Search for Two Savage Killers in Montana

Edgar Award Finalist: The thrilling true story of the abduction of world-class biathlete Kari Swenson and the five-month manhunt to bring her tormentors to justice.

Incident at Big Sky the Inside Story of the Search for Two Savage Killers in Montana

Edgar Award Finalist: The thrilling true story of the abduction of world-class biathlete Kari Swenson and the five-month manhunt to bring her tormentors to justice. Former rodeo cowboy Johnny France had been sheriff of Madison County, Montana, for three years when Kari Swenson, a Bozeman resident training for the World Biathlon Championship, went missing near Big Sky Resort in July 1984. Her friends feared that Kari had been attacked by a grizzly bear, but the truth was far scarier: She'd been kidnapped at gunpoint by father-and-son survivalists Don and Dan Nichols. The pair had been living in the wilderness off and on for years and hoped to make Kari a "mountain woman" and Dan's bride. But the plan went horribly wrong from the start, and after a deadly firefight with rescuers, the kidnappers vanished into the rugged terrain of the Spanish Peaks. As Montana's summer froze into brutal winter blizzards, SWAT teams, forest rangers, and antiterrorist units searched the backcountry but sighted the mountain men only once. Then came the call about a strange campfire on a slope above the Madison River. Sheriff France decided to go into the forest to face the fugitives-alone. The resulting showdown made him "perhaps the most famous Western sheriff since Wyatt Earp...' modern legend" (Chicago Tribune). Incident at Big Sky is the "exciting," edge-of-your-seat account of a shocking crime that made headlines around the world (The New York Times Book Review). In a voice as distinctive and compelling as the Montana landscape, France takes readers on a high-stakes adventure so bizarre and unforgettable it could only be true.

Historical Dictionary of Law Enforcement

SOURCE : Johnny France , Incident at Big Sky : The True Story of Johnny France and the Capture of the Mountain Men . 1986 . FRANK , ANTOINETTE . On March 3 , 1995 , New Orleans police officer Antoinette Frank and an eighteen - year ...

Historical Dictionary of Law Enforcement

Covers the history of law enforcement from policing under Caesar Augustus to such present-day events as Rodney King and the LAPD.

Under the Big Sky

One of the things, perhaps the main thing, that led Bud to write his final historical novel was the persistent question that seemed to haunt him, “What happened to Boone?” Bill Luthin recalled that at least a couple of times every ...

Under the Big Sky

Author of The Way West and the screenplay for the classic Shane, among many other timeless stories, icon of Western literature A. B. "Bud" Guthrie Jr. brought a blazing realism to the story of the West. That realism came out of the depth of Guthrie's historical research and an acuity that had seldom been seen in the work of Western novelists. The small Montana town that figures in several of Guthrie's books is clearly patterned after the town where he grew up, Choteau, on the eastern front of the Rocky Mountains. Biographer Benson illuminates Guthrie's upbringing and education, the influence of his intellectually inclined father, his work as a newspaperman in Kentucky, and his time at Harvard University. Animated by the observations of friends, family, and fellow authors, this intimate account offers rare insight into the life and work of a remarkable writer and into the making of the literary West.--From publisher description.

The Big Sky Collection

A Thrilling C. J. Box Bundle (Three Weeks to Say Goodbye / Blue Heaven / Back of Beyond) C. J. Box ... A little digging would bring forth stories of the recent incident with the coroner in Helena, his suspension from the Denver Police ...

The Big Sky Collection

C. J. Box's first three thrillers in one fast-paced, dramatic collection. Three Weeks To Say Goodbye After years of trying for a child, Jack and Melissa McGuane adopted a beautiful baby girl. Nine months later, a call from the adoption agency plunges them into every parent's worst nightmare: the father never signed away his parental rights, and now he wants his daughter back. The teenage biological father has no love for his daughter and Jack and Melissa can't understand why he and his father want the girl so badly. With three weeks until they must legally hand over their baby, just how far outside the law are they prepared to go to find out? Blue Heaven If twelve-year-old Annie hadn't been angry with her mother, she would never have taken her younger brother William on a secret fishing trip deep into the North Idaho woods and they would never have witnessed the execution. Now they're running for their lives. There's nowhere for William and Annie to hide. And no one they can trust. Until they meet Jess Rawlins. Rawlins, an old-school rancher, knows something is wrong with the law in Blue Heaven. But he is only one against four men who will stop at nothing to silence their witnesses... Back of Beyond When Detective Cody Hoyt finds the dead body of his AA sponsor in a burned-out mountain cabin, he doesn't know what to believe. Was this the last desperate act of an addict? Or is that exactly what someone wants him to think? Cody's determined to avenge the man who was always there for him and, when evidence incriminates a wilderness guide, Hoyt is ready to track him down. The only problem is the guide has Cody's son, and he's taking him into the back of beyond.

Somewhere Bluebirds Fly

Without thinking, I rose and swung with an open hand, hitting her hard on her left cheek. I was so horrified at what I had done that I raced from our mobile home, ... The case is memorialized in the book “Incident at Big Sky.

Somewhere Bluebirds Fly

Somewhere Bluebirds Fly By: Rick Farrant Rick Farrant never thought he would find his birth mother. He never thought he would find a sense of belonging, a sense of home. Six decades into his life, he was resigned to the idea that his origins would forever remain a mystery. But all that changed when he decided to submit his DNA to an open-source database. In Somewhere Bluebirds Fly, Farrant recounts a dysfunctional childhood, a lifelong, chaotic struggle for identity punctuated by substance abuse, mental illness and failed relationships, and late-in-life discoveries about his origins that brought both acceptance and rejection. It is a story of perseverance and hope, and it illustrates the realities associated with searching for biological relatives at a time when millions of people worldwide are turning to science to make those connections. It also provides interesting anecdotal information for the ages-old nature versus nurture debate. Farrant’s story is supported by numerous documents, photographs and recollections dating back many decades. Just as illuminating is his honest, transparent account of a life lived in recurring turmoil. Although the story is set against the backdrop of adoption, it is insightful for anyone who has ever yearned to find themselves and to heal.

Sins of the Son

Two of the nominated books—Alan Prendergast's The Poison Tree and Incident at Big Sky by Johnny France and Malcolm MCConnell—had already been made into highly applauded made-for-television movies, and another, Nicholas~Pileggi's Wiseguy ...

Sins of the Son

An acclaimed true-crime author takes on his toughest project of all-- writing about a murderer who happens to be his son. When a hideous murder makes the headlines, a barrage of questions usually appears in its wake: Why did this happen? Could it have been prevented? What kind of family was the criminal from? Are his parents in some way to blame? Any crime writer worth his salt would attempt to answer these questions-- but how do you address such questions when the killer is your own son? As a single father raising two sons, Carlton Stowers did his best to instill in his boys a healthy sense of right and wrong. But with Anson, his oldest, it would prove to be an ongoing uphill battle. At a young age, Anson began to angrily shun authority, and soon became involved with a number of illicit activities, including drugs, forgery, and theft. After each jail stay, Anson would vow to get clean and start anew. It became a revolving door for both father and son, until Anson, twenty-five years old and strung-out on amphetamines, brutally murdered his young ex-wife. In a brave, honest, and moving work, bestselling true-crime writer Carlton Stowers examines the downfall of his eldest son, once a happy child full of promise, now a convicted murderer serving a sixty-year sentence. With a reporter's shrewdness and a father's heart, Stowers presents a true story of two lives irrevocably lost, and of one man struggling to both understand-- and move beyond-- the...Sins of the Son.

Just say no clubs resource paper

0 Major League Baseball - May 22 pre - game Just Say No ceremonies now total 5 ball parks . ... Sheriff Johnny France will begin a television talk show tour for W.W. Norton and Company , publisher of his book -- Incident at Big Sky .

 Just say no  clubs resource paper


Angels of the Unborn

Incident at Big Sky, it's called. I've got a signed copy. He did a good job on it. Do you want to take a picture? Most folks don't know this is the spot.” “Where are we exactly?” Maude asked. “We just crossed the Madison River, ...

Angels of the Unborn

Get carried away on the wings of Angels! Angels of the Unborn should be given to every high school and college student in North America. It’s the kind of book today’s readers yearn for: fast-paced, a gripping plot, beautiful Rocky Mountain setting, fascinating characters, and a story that needs to be told. The novel intertwines two searches, one for a psychopathic killer who murders abortionists and bombs their clinics, and the other a search for souls. Guardian angels prick the minds of their strong-willed charges and ask them one crucial question: "Is abortion murder?" As the characters search for the answer, they realize they must make a choice for Heaven or Hell, a choice that takes them on a harrowing journey of life, death and redemption. This is a book that will keep you awake reading all night and thinking about its major questions all day. Dr. Betty B. Bosarge Author and Criminologist Angels of the Unborn is chock full of all the elements of a favorite book: human interest, metaphysical happenings, love, romance, intrigue, and philosophy. A great companion and closure to Elizabeth Laden's first novel, Mystic Warriors of the Yellowstone, Angels is a must read. Readers will be transported to new worlds and situations that somehow seem familiar. It's one of those books whose characters stay with you long after you've finished it, and get you asking, "When's the next one coming out?" Get carried away on the wings of Angels. A. B. Ledbetter Inspirational Writer, Journalist, and Believer in Angels Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Defining Danger

Authorities found the book, Incident at Big Sky: The True Story ofJohnny France and the Capture of the Mountain Men, at one campsite. A special pleasure, he said, were the “half smoked” Marlboro Lights he found behind Gibson's Furniture ...

Defining Danger

Since 1789, when George Washington became the first president of the United States, forty-three men have held the nation's highest office. Four were killed by assassins, and serious attempts were made on the lives of eight others. Add to that list the names of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X, and it is reasonable to conclude that political prominence in the United States entails grave risks. In "Defining Danger", James W. Clarke explores the cultural and psychological linkages that define assassinations and a new era of domestic terrorism in America. Clarke notes an upsurge in political violence beginning with the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963. Since then, there have been ten assassination attempts on nationally prominent political leaders. That is two more than the eight recorded in the previous 174 years of the nation's presidential history. New elements of domestic terror in American life were introduced in the 1990s by Timothy McVeigh, the "Oklahoma City Bomber," Ted Kaczynski, the "Unabomber," and Eric Rudolph, the abortion clinic bomber. These men were politically motivated; their crimes unprecedented. These events and the perpetrators behind them are the subjects of this book. The volume conveys two central themes. The first is that individual acts of violence directed toward America's democratically elected leaders represent a defining element of American politics. The second addresses how danger is defined, through an analysis of the motives and characteristics of twenty-one perpetrators responsible for these acts of political violence where shots were fired, or bombs detonated, and, in most instances, victims died. The importance and originality of this material have been acknowledged in presentations to and consultations with the U.S. Secret Service and some of the nation's top independent private investigators. It is written in an accessible and engaging style that will appeal to the informed general reader, as well as to professionals in a variety of fields - especially in the wake of recent events and the specter of future violence that, sadly, haunts us all.