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Shootout At Salt Flat

Lynn Chelewski

Pages: 192
ISBN: 978-145752-507-0
List Price: 14.95
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Available: January 2014
Edition: Perfectbound

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The Chihuahuan Desert has a serial killer on the prowl, terrorizing both sides of Rio Grande River. A cowboy, Viet Nam veteran happens on to a crime scene, only to become a suspect. In a sequence of calamities he gets in a shootout on the Salt Flats beneath the Guadalupe Mountains of West Texas. Eluding capture Joe Mack goes on the dodge via horseback through the Sierra Diablo’s and Guadalupe Mountains. Amidst this complex dilemma he longs to reconcile with his estranged wife.
The story is filled with suspense, romance and legends.
In the end, an unlikely character becomes a hero.

Lynn Chelewski was born and raised in Nebraska, the descendent of a long line of farmers and homesteaders who lived in sod huts or simple un-insulated frame structures and scratched out a living on the tough prairie by raising crops and livestock. Lynn spent much of his working career in the great Southwest, in West Texas and Southeast New Mexico. Having come from a long line of farmers and stock producers, he had often dreamed of being a rancher someday. His parents tried to teach a business ethic to Lynn and his siblings, and the first calf Lynn purchased was a shorthorn steer named Red. After a tour in the Marine Corps, he worked another twenty-five plus years for the federal government, most of which was with the National Park Service at five different sites. A man of diverse interests, he has participated in structural and wild land firefighting, emergency medical care, and search and rescue. He is an avid amateur naturalist, photographer, and hiking enthusiast and has an intense interest in preserving and protecting both natural and cultural/historical resources. He worked at Guadalupe Mountains National Park two of his tours, working there a total of thirteen and a half years. He has written numerous articles for newspapers and magazines with subject content covering everything from politics and religion to Buffalo Soldiers and baseball! He has also worked as a contributing editor to the National Park Service’s sustainability newsletter and served on the National Safety Council’s International Advisory Committee for Defensive Driving. He was the originator/organizer of the African American Military Experience symposium in Carlsbad, New Mexico, in 1998 and served as the emcee for that event. After his retirement from the National Park Service, he worked for the State of Nebraska for more than ten years in the Department of Corrections and Health and Human Services. He also worked as a staff trainer in various disciplines as a collateral duty in all three of these areas of employment. He currently resides near Beatrice, Nebraska, with his wife Belinda and son Cody. Lynn Chelewski was born and raised in Nebraska, the descendent of a long line of farmers and homesteaders who lived in sod huts or simple un-insulated frame structures and scratched out a living on the tough prairie by raising crops and livestock. Lynn spent much of his working career in the great Southwest, in West Texas and Southeast New Mexico. Having come from a long line of farmers and stock producers, he had often dreamed of being a rancher someday. His parents tried to teach a business ethic to Lynn and his siblings, and the first calf Lynn purchased was a shorthorn steer named Red. After a tour in the Marine Corps, he worked another twenty-five plus years for the federal government, most of which was with the National Park Service at five different sites. A man of diverse interests, he has participated in structural and wild land firefighting, emergency medical care, and search and rescue. He is an avid amateur naturalist, photographer, and hiking enthusiast and has an intense interest in preserving and protecting both natural and cultural/historical resources. He worked at Guadalupe Mountains National Park two of his tours, working there a total of thirteen and a half years. He has written numerous articles for newspapers and magazines with subject content covering everything from politics and religion to Buffalo Soldiers and baseball! He has also worked as a contributing editor to the National Park Service’s sustainability newsletter and served on the National Safety Council’s International Advisory Committee for Defensive Driving. He was the originator/organizer of the African American Military Experience symposium in Carlsbad, New Mexico, in 1998 and served as the emcee for that event. After his retirement from the National Park Service, he worked for the State of Nebraska for more than ten years in the Department of Corrections and Health and Human Services. He also worked as a staff trainer in various disciplines as a collateral duty in all three of these areas of employment. He currently resides near Beatrice, Nebraska, with his wife Belinda and son Cody.