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Erik Storey

Erik Storey is a former ranch hand, wilderness guide, dogsled musher, hunter, bartender and locksmith, and Nothing Short of Dying is his first novel.

Erik’s short fiction has been published by such online magazines as Waving Hands Review, Shotgun Honey, Literary Erosion and Spinetingler.

Born in the wilds of Wyoming and raised in the high deserts of Colorado, Erik spent a large part of his childhood summering in remote cabins and reading adventure stories under the light of lamps and candles – stories from such writers as Jack London, Louis L’Amour, Raymond Chandler and H. Rider Haggard.

Erik lives with his family in Rangely, Colorado. 

Nothing Short of Dying

Clyde Barr has been on the run for sixteen years.

He's roamed across three continents as a hunter, adventurer, soldier of fortune, and most recently, unjustly imprisoned convict. But now he's back in the Colorado wilderness, hoping for some peace and quiet. And once again, his past is reaching out to claim him…

By the light of a flickering campfire, Clyde receives a frantic phone call from his sister Jen. No sooner has she pleaded with him to come rescue her than the line goes dead. Clyde doesn't know how much time he has, or where Jen is located, or even who has her. 

All he knows is that nothing short of dying will stop him from saving her. 

Vivid with hues and scents of Colorado's backcountry, NOTHING SHORT OF DYING is a propulsive, action-driven race against the clock. 
 

Territory Publisher/Agent
World Darley Anderson Agency
North America Scribner
UK & Commonwealth Simon & Schuster
Bulgaria Obsidian
Denmark Jentas
Germany Piper
Serbia Evro Giunti
Thailand WeLearn

A Promise To Kill

Clyde Barr is alone again, wandering the highways of the American West in search of something to believe in. Trading his car for a horse, he heads for the mountains, planning to clear his head. But when he runs across an elderly sick man - a member of the Ute tribe from a nearby reservation - Clyde’s dream of solitude is quickly dashed.

On the reservation, Clyde finds the old man’s daughter, Lawana, and grandson, Taylor, as well as a group of menacing bikers called Reapers running wild in the economically depressed, half-abandoned village. Clyde offers to stay on Lawana’s ranch to help out until her father is released from the hospital.
 
Clyde keeps his distance from the lawless bikers - but when the Reapers attack a local boy Clyde has to do something. As tensions rise between the locals and the Reapers, Clyde’s efforts to protect the reservation become a fight for his, Lawana’s, and Taylor’s lives.

In the remote Utah desert, surrounded by enemies, with no law enforcement presence or communication, Clyde must do the whatever it takes to bring down the gang, save his new friends and, most importantly, survive.
 

Territory Publisher/Agent
World Darley Anderson Agency
North America Scribner
UK & Commonwealth Simon & Schuster

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