Tales of the Alaska State Troopers: Stories of Courage, Survival, and Honor from the Last Frontier
By: Peter B. Mathiesen (author)Hardback
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With the elements against them, the state troopers of Alaska face every day with a fight for their lives. In the state of Alaska, anything goes. For the state troopers, an average day can include blizzard conditions, midnight sunsets, and subzero temperatures. Tales of the Alaska State Troopers gives insight to just how the brave men of the law combat these conditions while still upholding their duties to the fine people of Alaska. Follow Trooper Dan Valentine as he finds himself in the midst of a crisis when an abandoned truck holds more than just an old blanket on the passenger seat. Dan's responsibility for the town of Trapper Creek becomes a fight for survival when he realizes the truck has enough explosives in it to make a small dent in the Alaska Range. Troopers such as John Adams and Terrance Shanigan also have more to worry about than frostbite. Their stories include rescuing an Eskimo who has fall through the ice on his snow mobile, locating missing teenagers after a terrifying bear attack, and occasionally scraping dead, frozen, thousand-pound moose off major highway roads. Tales of the Alaska State Troopers is rich in content and action.
Anyone familiar with the life of a lawman or the state of Alaska will be fascinated with the way Mathiesen delivers his narrative. It's all in a day's work for troopers like Dan Valentine, who never know what a new day can bring.
Peter B. Mathiesen left his hometown of St. Louis in 2010 to pursue his dream of living in Alaska with his wife, Sandy. An avid outdoorsman, Mathiesen has written about Alaska, hunting, fishing, and the outdoors for such publications as American Hunter, Field & Stream, and Outdoor Life. He currently resides with his wife in Talkeetna, Alaska.
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