The kingpin of the river is about to meet his match!When a shipment of gold bullion worth half a million of ready to be delivered to Wells Fargo, Zac Cobb is sent to protect it from river pirates who have taken over in the Delta. Along with his adopted son, Skip, and his sweetheart, Jenny Hays, Zac first rescues a ten-year-old boy who was caught stealing oysters and has only barely escaped with his life. They bring him with them aboard a stern-wheeler that's bound for Sacramento to transport back a large shipment of gold.But when the river pirates hijack the riverboat on its way back to San Francisco, they take the gold as well as the young oyster pirate and Skip. With the help of his aunt Hattie and Jenny, Zac searches for the boys and the coveted gold. What they discover is high corruption and a cunning man of wealth who is attempting to control all of the river traffic.The river pirates and their wealthy protector's dreams of commercial domination are about to meet their match. And the young oyster pirate is about the learn a lesson about thievery he'll never forget.
James Walker graduated with a B.A. in Speech Education from the University of Washington. He later received an M.Div. from Talbot Theological Seminary.
In earlier years, he found interesting work at Knotts Berry Farm in California where he was employed as a stagecoach driver and shotgun guard while attending school. Then, Walker was off to join the U.S. Air Force where he became the youngest Drill Sergeant in the history of the Air Force. Walker also worked as an Air Force Survival Training Instructor, which gave him the opportunity to teach pilots the art of wilderness survival. He specialized in the area of prisoner-of-war survival with an emphasis on escape and evasion.
To add to the diversity, Walker has served in several ministry capacities. He served as Senior Pastor of the Evangelical Free Church in Laguna Hills, California as well ministering with the Navigators in both their Collegiate and Community ministries for over 15 years.
In addition, Walker worked as a creative and leadership consultant for companies such as Hewlett Packer and Wells Fargo Bank.
Currently, Walker is a member of the Western Writers of America, a group of writers who write the fiction and history of the West for publication, television and screen. He is also a member of the Western Lawman and Outlaw Association—a group of national writers who specialize in history of the Old West.