In 1983 the storm of the century inundated the desert state of Arizona. This mystery/suspense novel,The Storm, is set during the few days of what was an actual historical storm. In The Storm a grab bag of disparate groups of people--pot hunters, hikers, illegal immigrants, smugglers and would be hijackers--are stranded in the Huachuca Mountains of southeastern Arizona by flooding washes and creeks. They are trapped in the mountains until the storm waters recede. In an ordinary situation the stranded folk would just wait out the storm until the waters subsided. This was no ordinary situation. In the shadows, watching, lurked an insane man consumed with a lethal blood lust. The man's descent into insanity took him on an internal mental journey that began as a Canadian Métis and ended with him believing he was an Apache warrior akin to those who had lived in these mountains in their free ranging days. He called himself Diablo and he chose the cover of the storm to launch into a classic Apache style bloody hit and run raid at the very moment the flood waters isolated the mountains. The various stranded groups of people in the mountains would soon see everything that seemed important in their lives crumble into insignificance and distill into a single word. Survival.
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About the Author
Whitesell was born and raised in Minnesota where he spent the winter months learning just how long an icicle can get before spring comes. This had the unsurprising result of Whitesell eventually hotfooting it for the Land of No Icicles. Southern Arizona. Here Señor Whitesell began a new career with Customs and Border Protection, raised his kids and managed to (mostly) avoid unpleasant encounters with dyspeptic rattlesnakes and the sneaky ubiquitous assassin of the desert the unwary call 'cactus.' Whitesell is non-fluent in a several languages, plays a number of musical instructions to distraction and irritates the hell out of his family with constantly sticking his Nikon D5100 DSLR in their unamused faces. Plus he likes to write books. .