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A Winter’s Rage

Michael Putzer

Pages: 394
ISBN: 978-159858-534-6
List Price: 19.50
Category: Fiction
Available: February 2008
Edition: Perfectbound

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Jack Larson after loosing his wife of 35 years, hopes to find peace in the remote area of northern Wisconsin, but instead finds himself involved in a conflict with the winter snowmobile recreational tourist industry. He is harassed by a local snowmobile gang; who damage his property and eventually kill his dog. Jack finds he cannot contain his outrage after the death of his dog and sets out on a one man mission to get revenge on the gang and those that are connected with snowmobiling. It becomes a personal war. As he proceeds he comes into conflict with the town’s only detective that is out to preserve his way of life and that of the town’s. What happens next are a series of events that leads Jack Larson down a path to the final conflict with no way out. What makes matters worse for Jack is that he has fallen in love with someone new and is caught between his love for her and his own personal need for revenge.

Michael Putzer is 63 years old and has been married to his wife Donna for 42 years. He has lived his entire life in Wisconsin with the exception of a two years stay in the U.S. Army in the late sixties. Since his retirement in 2002 from the Kimberly-Clark Corporation, they have lived in their home on forty acres of land outside of Hurley, Wisconsin. They have two grown up married children and a Chinese Shar-pei dog named China. During the author’s 33 years with Kimberly-Clark he worked in consumer products Research. Much of that time was spent in the international products which resulted in travel to the Far East, Latin America and Europe. A Winter’s Rage is his first book. It has always been his ambition to write a novel, but over the years with work there had never been enough time to complete the task. Once retired there was the time available. While the author is not a hunter or a fisherman, he considers himself an environmentalist. Both he and his wife enjoy the outdoors, hiking in the summer and snow shoeing in the winter. They have a great appreciation for the beauty of the outdoors and the land. Their favorite time of the year is winter looking forward to the abundance of snow that this area receives. They do not snowmobile