An Accidental Cowboy
by Jameson Parker
Not long after Simon & Simon went off the air, the author was shot twice and left for dead. Physically, he recovered fairly quickly. Psychologically, however, the effects were far more severe and long-lasting, sending him into a spiral of post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. As a result, almost by accident, he ended up in a world of horses and cattle and ranching that helped him survive.