An environmental terrorist stalks and destroys targets perceived to have assaulted nature. A Bureau of Land Management Special Agent tracks down this unknown assailant, who has connections all the way to the Department of the Interior.
Derek Hart Books
Mike Rejest is a dedicated Special Agent for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) out of Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is responsible for the Southwest region and has over 35 law enforcement officers reporting to him. Rejest has survived countless administrations and even more policy shifts. However, in the past year he has detected an ominous trend developing.
It appears as if an environmental terrorist may be operating from somewhere in the 4-state territory Rejest oversees. Cattle barons have been executed in the night, corporations suddenly destroyed by unexplained explosions, even the unsolved murder of several of his field operatives and government trappers.
Rejest is correct. A stranger, skilled with weapon and explosive alike, has taken the law into his own hands, meting out justice in a violent and cruel manner. His vendetta is personal, like a religion or philosophy. Throughout the West a terrible legend is being created - of a ghost rider on a silent horse, coming in the night to deliver swift and exacting punishment. His victims are from all walks of life, all ages, both sexes. All have one thing in common. They are somehow associated with ranching, hunting, mining, logging, or any other job description that might be in conflict with the environment.
So begins the struggle, between an agent of the law and a messenger of retribution. The action spreads through New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Arizona, covering the last remaining wilderness areas of the Southwest. Battle-lines are drawn and friendships challenged, as the environment takes center stage before the public once again.
Complicating the entire situation is Karena Matthews, a BLM special agent who survived an attack by the eco-terrorist and knows who he is. As the acts of the stranger become more and more destructive, state and federal agencies mobilize to locate this angel of death. From budget cuts to strange policy changes, the BLM is thrust into a national scandal, leading to a nationwide manhunt by the FBI. But the antagonist’s single-minded objective never changes.
Finally, frustrated by the failure of everyone else, Rejest gathers his own team of trusted fellow BLM Rangers. They set out to hunt down the stranger in the New Mexico wilds, only to discover that they are being pursued instead. The difference between predator and prey grows murky, only separated by the quickness of reflexes and the caliber of firearms. Yet the mystery deepens even more, as Rejest and his men discover more than they could have suspected. Out of Rejest’s military past, arises a man already dead, who has made a pact to be an avenger.