A. F. Johnson grew up in the Boston Area. He served in the U. S. Army during the Korean conflict. He received his B.A. in Business Administration from Northeastern University. He and his wife and 5 children moved to Alaska where he became a commercial fisherman, bush pilot, renowned hunter and entrepreneur. After the passing of his wife, he turned down the nomination for Governor of Alaska to pursue a career in writing in Oregon.
Shipwrecked at the beginning of winter on an uncharted Kodiak island, Bryan Weaver must not only save his son and his partner and return to civilization, but also kill the bear that is hunting them.
Ken Sturgis of Epicenter Press says Dead Man's Bay is "lively and fast paced and well written."