As a deputy sheriff, Snake is thrust into a standoff between the sheriff of Washita County and a right-wing militia group known as the Freemen. As the confrontation between the sheriff and the militia escalates into a national incident, Snake searches for a mysterious witness in a murder case. The action sprawls across Oklahoma and into the Colorado Rockies, drawing Snake toward a harrowing confrontation with the dangerous "General" Sherman and a startling outcome to his murder investigation.
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Kent F. Frates is an Oklahoma City attorney, who has practiced law in Oklahoma since 1964. He served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 1970-1978, and was Minority Leader from 1976-1978. He has authored a novel "Don't Never Shoot Short", the screenplay for the film "Cockfight", a poetry book "The Captain and His Crew" and a hiking guide "Oklahoma Hiking Trails.". His historical articles have appeared in Oklahoma Today, winning awards from the Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists and the International Regional Magazine Association. Frates was the editor and publisher of Sports Source, a statewide publication covering individual sports and now publishes and edits the political newsletter Common Sense.