Bob Faulkner grew up in
blue collar Middle America. The soot covered snow of the factory town mid-western winters and the noxious industrial odor
of the summer’s oppressively humid city streets sent Bob’s mind veering from reality and into books by Hambleton
and London and the poems of Robert Service. He dreamed of cascading streams, clear mountain meadows and the promise of wilderness
A world detour, courtesy of
the United States Marine Corps, gave Bob the impetus to quit his roots. He joined the Los Angeles Police Department, where
he relished the excitement of life in the fast lane on the mean streets.
Bob Faulkner now lives in Montana
where he enjoys fishing, skeet shooting and the quiet time to pursue his passion with the pen. He is the author of The
According to the book description of
The Buffalo Rock, “In the summer of 1923 Grant Collins leaves his languishing career as a
journalist and travels to Montana to interview Tornado Tom, the last living rider of the Pony Express. Tom invites Grant to
stay at his Buffalo Rock Ranch, a sprawling enterprise which Tom has hewn from the Montana wilderness. As the summer unfolds,
Tom tells Grant of his seventy year odyssey from a Spartan childhood among the Blackfeet Indians to his life of baronial comfort.
At The Buffalo Rock, Grant experiences the mise-en-scene of Tom's life, as he reluctantly learns to ride, shoot and fight.
It is love at first sight when Grant meets Dixie, Tom's great-niece who is also visiting from Saint Louis. Among stolen
moments of romance, Grant chronicles the life and times of the erstwhile frontiersman. When Buck Horton, a ranch hand with
a penchant for violence, disputes Grant's claim to the heart of Dixie, the young lovers soon find themselves galloping
headlong on the hooves of hell into the jaws of a deadly triangle.”