Born and raised in Montana, Dave graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in Forestry and spent the first decade of his career working in and around the logging industry. This experience led to his first published short story entitled “Scaling Rexford” which won honorable mention in the 1992 Edition of the University of Oregon’s West Wind Review. This work eventually led to his first novel, “Scaling Tall Timber.” Dave’s published works include “Scaling Tall Timber” as well as “The Zeitgeist Project,” and “Running with Moose.” a collection of short stories and essays.
In 2011, Dave published his fourth book, “The Dynameos Conspiracy,” a mystery-thriller surrounding a plot to destroy the national electrical power grid. All of Dave’s books are available from online bookstores, including Amazon, Barnes and Noble in paperback, as well as numerous e-book formats, including Nook and Kindle from a variety of online distributers. These were followed by Finding Jennifer and Sonoran Justice two thrillers featuring Charlie Draper in 2012. Coming in late 2013 a third Charlie Draper thriller entitled Big Sky Dead.
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VideosScaling Tall Timber
Recently injured in a vehicular crash that killed his girlfriend, a young forester is assigned to a new job in a remote area of northwestern Montana. He is befriended by an alcoholic logging truck driver, whose efforts to move both into recovery helped in no small way by two women who guide them. Centered on the western logging industry, the story focuses on events that bring sudden change to an ideologically resistant area and the men’s unwilling involvement.Finding Jennifer
Charlie Draper only took the job of finding the missing girl as favor. He approached it convinced that the hot desert sun had likely eliminated another unprepared hiker rather than a part of the Border Wars. It didn’t take long to realize his error. Then it became complicated.
The assassination of an Arizona rancher, embroils Charlie Draper in the U.S. southern border wars. The question is why would anybody kill a worn out rancher on his starve-to-death? The rancher’s daughter wants to know and hires Draper to find out. When his client is beaten near death and a hired killer guns down his friend, it becomes personal.
Charlie Draper only took the job of finding the missing girl as favor. He approached it convinced that the hot desert sun had likely eliminated another unprepared hiker rather than a part of the Border Wars. It didn’t take long to realize his error. Then it became complicated. In less than a day he discovers that drug cartel members shot her and threw her into a volcano vent.
The Dynameos Conspiracy
When a former government agent finds a dead man on his doorstep with mysterious computer chip in his pocket things get complicated. The killers, desperate to retrieve the chip make several attempts on his life and open a trail of deception and murder. Following leads from Montana to the Cayman Islands, Trainer and a couple of old friends hunt down a killer with a deadly agenda.
Running with Moose and Other Stories
This book is all about people and how different we are, especially about life and how we deal with its mysteries. The stories include a little about death and an occasional encounter with animals and a lot about some of the colorful and interesting characters I've met told with a touch of humor, some adventure, and a little pathos.
The Zeitgeist Project
Their planet slowly dying, ravaged by two hundred years of environmental carelessness and governmental greed, a select group of elitists plot to send unwitting crews on what will be a suicide mission. A young Command Pilot and her crew survive and find themselves in a strange world in which they are unprepared to cope. Two more missions follow before help comes from an unexpected source.
Scaling Tall Timber
Shortly after graduating from college, and searching for a fresh start, a young forester is assigned to a new job in a remote area of northwestern Montana. The locals, a hard-working, hard-living, idiosyncratic lot take on the task of educating their new co-worker in ways he never imagined.