Kirby Jonas, Author
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DEATH OF AN EAGLE became the number one best selling Western in America in January of 1999: This book, many years later, continues to carry my entire line!
Chapter One is Available to read
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In 1883, Jose Olano, a 16-year-old Basque from the Iberian Peninsula, has lucked into a job as a sheepherder in the southeastern portion of Idaho Territory. He is in bliss until the day that a raging grizzly bear attacks his sheep herd, and in trying to defend his charges he wounds the bear and is in turn horribly torn apart before he kills the beast, almost on accident.
How does a boy overcome the fact that his parents knowingly–if lovingly–named him after a potato? Simple. He embraces that name, Russet, which is also his school’s sports mascot, and he becomes the best football player his community has ever seen. Russ Blevins is 18 years old, the oldest football player in the town of Shelley, Idaho, in 1955.
Sam Coffey and Tom Vanse hit a bad streak of luck when the daughter of the man they were working for was killed in a freak accident with a bull and a mad cow. Feeling the need to change their lives, the two partners drift down into southern Arizona, where Sam’s sweetheart lives.
In Arizona, they meet up with an old man who has found a hidden treasure of gold and silver in the middle of Yaqui Indian country. He convinces them to go after it.
This sounds like a pretty good idea until the partners are caught with the gold by the Yaquis.
Sam Coffey, introduced in the 2003 Clint Walker/Kirby Jonas novel Yaqui Gold (pronounced YAW-key) has barely recovered from the wounds given him by the war-like Yaqui Indians before, needing a stake to keep his Yaqui Gold Ranch going, he and Tom Vanse, his best friend and ranching partner, hire on to lead a group of archaeologists into the Santa Catalina Mountains, outside of Tucson, in search of a secret too astounding to reveal.
Ex-marine and Vietnam vet Coal Savage, fired from his four-year career as an agent for the FBI in Washington, D.C., returns to what he has every reason to believe will be a much less eventful life as sheriff of his small-town county of Lemhi, Idaho, in the mountain town of Salmon. Coal, who has just lost his wife, is dealing with an angry teenage daughter, a son who won’t speak about anything and twin sons who are yet too young to understand.
My name is Kirby Frank Jonas,
and, yep, it’s my real name.
People often tell me they thought it was made up because it sounds so “Western,” but personally I never thought it sounded that Western. I’m just kind of attached to it and didn’t feel like making up one of those fake sounding ones like Jake Brannigan, Clint McKenna or something similar.
I am currently an armed security officer in Pocatello, Idaho, the same city where twenty-five years ago I wore the badge of a police officer and where I retired as a city firefighter last August after almost twenty-four years of service.
Before hiring on as a patrol officer, I fought wildfire for the Bureau of Land Management in Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Arizona, and New Mexico. I would have loved to fight some in Hawaii or Australia, too, but for some reason, they never invited me over there.