In the Tradition of the Great American Western
Crafting another action-filled story in THE WELLS FARGO TRAIL series, Jim Walker brings to his growing circle of readers all the suspense and mystery they expect in this unique American writing category called Westerns. Writing from a setting in the 1870s, Walker has brought to life the men and women of the West who survived the Civil War and are seeking a new life on the frontier.
In The Warriors, Zac Cobb and his brothers Joe and James are asked by the Secret Service to go into Mexico and rescue their bandit brother Julian, who is being held there as a prisoner, yet is also wanted by the federal government. Zac is suspicious of the government's motives in the matter, and having become engaged to Jenny Hays, he has no desire to risk his life or his murderer brother.
But when Joe and James decide to go, on the way escorting an aristocratic Mexican woman and her daughter to near where Julian is being held, Zac shadows them across the desert and discovers they are not alone. In army patrol, scalphunters, a band of Apaches, and the Mexican army are all involved. Is the secret what Julian Cobb hold really worth dying for?
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 Associationa group of national writers who specialize in history of the Old West.