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Desert Guardian

Ethan's world turns upside down when he slips off the edge of red-rock cliffs into a world of twisting canyons, ruthless looters, and midnight murders. Saved by a mysterious, moonshining hermit, Ethan must join a whitewater rafting group and make his way back to civilization. But someone in the canyons is killing to protect their illegal dig for ancient treasures. Ethan must learn who he can and cannot trust, survive the harsh desert, and unravel the mysterious murders. The fight of his life begins now...

Reader's Favorite 5 Star Review

"Fabulous story!"

"...a pure and raw experience..."

"Great characters... more twists and turns than the canyon itself.  I didn't want it to end!"


"...it pulled me through as though I was on the rapids, too!"

Desert Guardian is available on-line at amazon.com and at your local bookstore.

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Raptor Canyon

An impromptu murder leads a hermit named Relic to an unlikely set of dinosaur petroglyphs and swindlers using the unique rock art to turn a pristine canyon into a high-end tourist trap. When attorney, Wyatt, and his boss travel to the site to approve the next phase of financing, Wyatt learns the truth about their unorthodox role in the project. A corrupt security chief runs Relic and Wyatt off of the site and the unusual pair must endure each other while fleeing though white-water rapids, remote gorges, and hidden caverns. Faye, who shares covert ties with the treasured site, catalyzes their desperate plan to fight back and to recast the fate of Raptor Canyon.

Reader's Favorite 5 Star Review:

It's "a hoot of an adventure novel... most highly recommended."

"A terrific book... a fast-moving tale..."

"Fantastic descriptions... and tense action sequences keep you anxiously turning the pages..."

"...well-defined characters move this exciting story along with plenty of surprises and scares..."

"Well done... action packed."

Raptor Canyon is coming to amazon.com and book stores near you in March, 2018!

Adventures in Canyons of the Southwest

Sandstone monuments, sheer canyons, and startling vistas provide the unique settings for Desert Guardian and Raptor Canyon.  Adventure, mystery, and personal challenge combine in a world surreal in its scope and deeply rooted in American history.

email the author at awbaldwin00@yahoo.com