Land of the Evergreens -- Book II

by Johnny Sundstrom



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/4/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 306
ISBN : 9781796098662
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 306
ISBN : 9781796098679
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 306
ISBN : 9781796098655

About the Book

Crossfire is the second volume of the Land of the Evergreens Trilogy. These novels aim to create a cultural memoir based on unique aspects of this country’s 1980s. Set in the shadow of Washington State’s Mount Rainier, this book is focused on the area’s horse-racing track, its links to Seattle’s professional football team, and a group of individuals randomly woven together and connected by the conflicts and intrigue found in the midst of that era’s cocaine and arms trades. Hidden within big-time sports, and reaching from Panama to the White House, these activities result in high-stakes scandals, romance, and betrayal. The story’s central character is familiar from Book I, now living with a different name, but still facing constant risks and challenges to this assumed identity and his clandestine existence: “One of the first things you learn underground is that you don’t ever call the cops, not for anything… Now, as he surveyed the wreckage of his ransacked apartment, this fact of life became more real than ever.”

About the Author

Johnny Sundstrom is a third-generation westerner and rancher-conservationist who’s been living on his family’s land in Deadwood, Oregon for five decades. During that time, he’s seen the collapse of the timber economy, the listing of regionally endangered fish and bird species, and the transformation of the local marijuana sub-culture into a legal business model. He graduated from Williams College with a degree in English Literature, has written extensively over the years, and published four historical novels on the settlement of the Old West, prior to this Trilogy.