They Must Risk Everything to Save Their Ranch and Way of LifeWhile Zac Cobb is sent undercover by Wells Fargo to investigate the robbery of cattle payrolls in Kansas, hundreds of miles away a family in Texas is in the midst of great tragedy. Four sisters, the Reddiger girls, are all that remain of a Mennonite family that fought and prayed their way through the hardships of ranching on the parched plains. The murder of their father has left them with only a herd of cattle.To save their parents’ dreams, the Reddiger sisters must find a way to drive the cattle across the plains of Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas and sell the herd at the rough and tumble railhead in Dodge City. United by hardship, they are forced to hire strangers to help them. They are fortunate that one of the men they choose is Joe Cobb, one of Zac’s brothers who disappeared during the Civil War.The cattle drive is plagued with difficulties, but the greatest test of the strong family values the girls have been nurtured on is a group of evil men, the Rawhiders, who are determined to stop them. The Rawhiders, however, have never met up with the likes of the Cobb brothers!
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.