COLD RIVER RISING
A Modern Day Dances With Wolves--COTV
While on a spring break from college, Native American Tara Eagle was kidnapped in a foreign land. She and her friends struggle for survival, first against terrorists, and then against the army. Her relatives become frustrated, and then angry at the slow response from the United States Government.
There are over five hundred Indian Tribes recognized by Congress. In modern times a group of Indians used their sovereignty for something other than a casino. The Cold River Indian Nation of Oregon declared war on a foreign country.
They were joined by others.
Adapted from the novel of the same name by award-winning novelist Enes Smith, Cold River Rising is an action-filled and emotionally moving story of personal sacrifice, tribal loyalty, unflinching heroism, and the kind of pride and strength of character tha...t spans generations and helps bind a community together. On a spring break trek into the Peruvian Andes to explore pre-Columbian ruins, a group of nine American Indian college students are ambushed and taken prisoner by a murderous and ruthless band of revolutionary terrorists. Two of the students are gunned down immediately. A third student escapes and makes his way back to the American embassy in Lima, only to be turned away, then chased and murdered by the Peruvian Secret Police. In Oregon, Chairman Bluefeathers, the leader of the sovereign nation of the Consolidated Tribes of Cold River, after being unable to enlist the help of the Federal Government to retrieve the students, takes the unprecedented move of declaring war upon the nation of Peru. He calls on Police Chief Martin Andrews, recently hired and new to the ways of the “rez”, to lead the desperate three-person rescue effort into the high mountains of Peru. Stirred to action by Bluefeathers’ eloquent speech before the “Great White Father”, dozens of other tribes rally to the support of the Cold River nation, determined to get their children back from harm’s way and to prove to the world, and to their own younger generation, that they are no longer a diminished, helpless people – that their heritage is as relevant today as it ever was.
~ from the Cold River Rising Facebook Fan Page
COLD RIVER RESURRECTION
The Saga Continues
City girl Jennifer Kruger got more than she bargained for when she trespassed on the Cold River Indian Reservation, searching for a legendary creature. She became lost and stumbled upon grisly evidence of murder and mutilation. Rescued by Cold River Tribal Police Lieutenant "Smokey" Kukup, and caught up in a modern war, she seeks to stay alive as she finds herself becoming attached to Smokey and his precocious nine-year-old daughter.
He followed her from the airport.
Ellie Hartley knew she was lucky to be alive. She alone witnessed a killer's private world of madness and murder. She alone escaped a fate too terrible to imagine... But why? Why would he let her tell the police every horrible thing she saw? Why would he taunt her, torment her, then let her go? Because he's not finished with her yet. Or her baby daughter.
"Fatal Flowers is a chilling authentic look into the blackest depths of a psychopath's fantasies, not for the faint at heart...Smith is a cop who's been there, and a writer on his way straight up. Read this on a night when you don't need to sleep. You won't..."
--Ann Rule, best selling author of Small Sacrifices, Dead by Sunset, and Green River Running Red
She arrived home only seconds after her sister was murdered. And the killer was still in the house...
Detective Sergeant Natalie Collins was a decorated homicide veteran, but nothing could have prepared her for what she found in her apartment that night: her beautiful sister, murdered. And the killer still there. He grabbed her from behind, and suddenly Natalie is fighting for her life. But just before she met the same fate as her sister, she was rescued by a mysterious bearded man.
But no one believed her story. All the evidence--from the murder weapon to her bloody sleeve--condemned her as the prime suspect. Now Natalie is on the run, a fugitive from justice desperate to find the bearded man and clear her name...and even more desperate to track down the killer and deliver some real justice. Meanwhile, her quarry is methodically working his way back toward the woman who escaped him before. The only one who dared stand in his way...
"You might want to lock the doors before starting this one. Enes Smith possesses a gut-level understanding of the word 'evil' and it shows."
--Ken Goddard, best selling author of The Alchemist, Prey, and Outer Perimeter