High Desert Barbecue

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About the author:
J.D. Tuccille's provocative and often witty columns on hotly debated topics including the environment, land use and forest management have appeared in publications including The Arizona Republic, The Denver Post, The Providence Journal and The Washington Times. The former editor of a popular civil liberties website, Tuccille has commented on current issues on both television and radio, and has been quoted saying unkind things about politicians and government policies in the pages of The New York Times, Salon and other publications. Tuccille is an enthusiastic explorer of the American Southwest's deserts, mountains and forests. He lives in rural northern Arizona with his wife, Wendy, a pediatrician, their son, Anthony, and their two dogs.

High Desert Barbecue

Sometimes, life is just too hot to handle

Authored by J. D. Tuccille

In this Freedom Book Club book of the month, conspiracy, arson and ineptitude threaten the desert West, and only a misanthropic hermit, a subversive schoolteacher and an unemployed business writer stand in the way.

Living as a squatter on public land, Rollo has long waged a personal war against the Forest Service, so it's little surprise when rangers burn him out of his latest shack. But when Rollo is subsequently blamed for a disastrous wildfire, he seeks help from his close friend, Scott, an anarchically minded outdoors enthusiast, and Scott's girlfriend Lani, who dislikes Rollo but shares his distaste for authority. While investigating a suspicious new forest fire, the trio interrupts a bizarre but vicious gang of environmental terrorists. Chased through the canyon country of northern Arizona, Rollo, Scott and Lani must rely on their wits and skills to survive. Just steps behind, their pursuers compensate for incompetence and sexual eccentricity with fanaticism and official connections. Hanging in the balance is the fate of human habitation throughout the West - or maybe just peace and quiet in downtown Flagstaff.

Publication Date:
146644830X / 9781466448308
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Humorous

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