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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 adventures.

 

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 Buffalo Rock.

 

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.”

According to one reader of The Buffalo Rock, “You will not be disappointed. Whenever the main character, "Tornado" Tom Thomas, recalls a piece of his past for the reporter who is writing his biography, that story becomes a book-within-a-book. It was like reading a dozen books at one time. And each one was equally enjoyable. Plus, the ending blew my mind. Kind of leaves you with the "WOW" factor.”


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According to one reader of The Buffalo Rock, “This a great story about a newsman who traveled to Montana in the early 1900's to interview an old-time rancher about his days in the Pony Express. The story begins with this premise, but it's not long before the story is expanded into one of America's great saga's. It is astonishingly good; and the reader is taken into the width and breadth of remarkable events that took place in the settling of the west and westward expansion. The book is educational, and it holds one's attention from beginning to end. I was truly saddened when the story ended, I wanted more. It is that interesting! There are surprises in the book, but the biggest surprise is that this book is not on the New York Times best sellers list. It is that good!”

According to one reader of The Buffalo Rock, “The Buffalo Rock" provided me with many hours of entertainment. The mental pictures provided by the Author always made me feel as though I were there. The tails described by Tom were 100% believable making me wonder what was historic and what was fiction. The way Bob Faulkner moved from the story to the tales was seamless, never leaving the reader confused as to past or present in the story. I immediately identified with Grant, so awe struck by Tom's tales I sometimes forgot that Grant was left in the wild in the first chapter while Tom went for help. I found Social and Political overtones woven in the fabric of the book, but never enough to overshadow the enjoyment of a good story. Thanks to Bob Faulkner. Please give us another.”

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