Spirit Ranch

A decades-old murder in the desert East of Palm Springs takes a ranch owner on a compelling quest for the truth.
At once a mystery, a love story, and a love affair with the baroque desert East of Palm Springs, SPIRIT RANCH weaves beautifully detailed descriptions of this little-known area into a mysterious tapestry. The result is a thoroughly engaging story.

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About Richard Foxx

Richard Foxx moved to California to seek his fortune in the late 1960’s. What he discovered was that it didn’t matter as much where you lived but how.
After getting a medical degree, he volunteered for the U.S. Army and did a tour of duty as Regimental Surgeon for the 6th Armored Cavalry.
Doc Foxx spent almost as much time chasing adventure as he did practicing medicine. He wound up a semi-accomplished amateur ski racer, a licensed and successful world-class offshore navigator and veteran of sailboat races from the Caribbean to the Med and Hawaii, breeder, owner, and trainer of the top Field Trial Champion Chesapeake Bay Retriever in 1984, and a rated polo player.
Only not all at once.
Writing has been his constant passion. When he raced sailboats he wrote for YACHTING and SEA, and when he played polo he wrote for POLO, SIDELINES, and SPUR, as well as PALM SPRINGS LIFE and the DESERT SUN.
SPIRIT RANCH is his second book, much shorter and more focused than BULLETPROOF, the first (which never saw the light of day).
Writing is still his passion as is country-western music, and cooking. A lifelong horseman and vaquero, Doc Foxx rides at every opportunity. His favorite authors are Fitzgerald, Cormac McCarthy, Robert Penn Warren, and David Payne. The Doc, as he is known, still practices medicine but has been known to drop everything at a moment’s notice for a whiff of adventure horseback.
He lives in Valley Center with his wife and soulmate, JoAnn, and Sammy, a black Lab, not far from his horses.
He can be reached at spiritranch@earthlink.net.


Review by: teresa7879 on Oct. 11, 2010 : (no rating)


This wonderful book is filled to the brim with suspense, mystery, passion, romance and much, much more. The story is laced with brilliant tragic-comical portrayals of characters and plot situations that keep you on the edge of your seat. This is a thriller that won’t disappoint and a delight to read. Being personally familiar with the California desert made it even more interesting. Dr.Foxx and his wife & soulmate, JoAnn, are beautiful people ~ inside and out. I'm looking forward to the next book!
(reviewed 33 days after purchase)

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