Las Cruces author Paul Brenner has published a novel about an aging elk guide in the mountains of Colorado who is haunted by his past, Dorrance Publishing Company said in a press release.
In “The Divide”, Harlan Wyatt operates a successful elk guiding and outfitting service on Colorado’s West Slope, but is still haunted by his role in exterminating the grizzly bear from the Colorado Rockies in the 1950s. according to the press release.
As Wyatt enters his final year as a guide and prepares to pass the business on to his son, his plans for a smooth transition are disrupted by a poacher, the mountain’s longtime rancher, the U.S. Forest Service, the local game warden. , a journalist and a record bull elk at large in the permit area.
Brenner graduated from the US Air Force Academy, served a six-year Air Force flying enlistment, and then served more than 30 years as an airline pilot. While on furlough in the 1980s, he lived in western Colorado, working as a civil engineer and part-time moose guide. He is married and lives in southern New Mexico.