The Savage Law series is epic in its fast-paced, warm-hearted treatment of a small town sheriff in Idaho in the 1970s. Passing references to the television, music, and current events of the day provide daily glimpses into life in the seventies, and a big dose of nostalgia for those who lived then.
Like a Man Without a Country, fourth in the Savage Law series, introduces readers to Slugger Janx, good friend of Sheriff Coal Savage, who has returned from the Vietnam War to find that now he faces not only racial prejudice because of the color of his skin, but the hatred and scorn 60% of Americans displayed for veterans of that war.
Desperately seeking to save his friend’s life, Coal brings Slugger to live in Salmon with him and his family, only to learn that although the atmosphere in the Lemhi Valley is highly patriotic, many of the people there still suffer from the same racial prejudice from which Slugger was trying to escape.
Slugger Janx is finding nowhere to run, in his home state of Louisiana or in Salmon, Idaho. Will he learn, in the end, that as a black veteran of the Vietnam War he now truly is “a man without a country”?