Kacy Tellessen is a grunt. After completing high school in rural Washington, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and began the hero's journey he imagined might parallel those epic tales he'd consumed throughout adolescence. But what Tellessen lived through--from boot camp to the battlefield and home again--had little in common with Homer's tales or Hollywood's depictions.
When a public defender named Jim Sheehan received an unexpected inheritance, he decided to put his money to work for people and the planet. He purchased and renovated a cluster of six buildings in a dilapidated corner of downtown Spokane, Washington and repurposed them for the collective good.
During World War II, xenophobia peaks as Japanese Americans are interned in Western US states. George Yano and his mother, sister, and brothers succumb to this fear: they are forced to abandon their farmland in Central Washington and must relocate to a Portland, Oregon assembly center.
The general public is starting to recognize what parents, teachers and therapists have known for years: we are losing our young men.
When wildlife biologist Alex Lowe is found dead inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park, it looks on the surface like a suicide. But Tsula Walker, Special Agent with the National Park Service's Investigative Services Branch and a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, isn't so sure.
Once again, Washington State Fish & Wildlife police officer Luke McCain and his partner - a yellow Lab named Jack - are having a busy summer. Dealing with salmon poachers, elk-killing outlaws, and other wildlife issues have Luke looking forward to an early season wilderness hunt with a long-time friend.
With two major investigations now closed, fish and wildlife police officer Luke McCain is called upon for his most high-profile case yet. En route to the Washington State Fair, an exotic cat show's trailer is stolen. After some of the big cats are released into the Cascade Mountains, McCain and his dog Jack try to locate the show's most menacing member: a Bengal tiger.
After helping solve the Cascade Killer case, Washington State Fish & Wildlife officer Luke McCain thinks life will return to normal: hunting with his Labrador named Jack, policing Eastern Washington's wilderness, and spending time with his girlfriend, FBI agent Sara Sinclair.
As a Fish and Wildlife police officer, Luke McCain and his partner -- a yellow Lab named Jack -- spend their days patrolling the rivers, lakes and forests of the wild and scenic Cascade Mountains in Eastern Washington. After hunters discover human remains inside a bear's stomach, McCain is thrust into the investigation.
2019 Spur Award Finalist for Best Western Contemporary Novel
When Ben Brickman and Dave McConnell learn of each other's hidden sexual abuse trauma, they decide to confront their demons by abducting a dangerous high school bully. After their plan for revenge takes a shocking turn, the boys must grapple with good and evil and what it means to be a man.
How to Walk with Steve is a memoir of a boy's connection with his autistic brother in a family defined by alcoholism, art, and death in a decaying Midwestern city.
"Told with great humor and compassion, Raabe's tales show us the heart behind the badge."
--Michael Gurian, NY Times bestselling author of The Wonder of Boys