Radiozine on 07/27/12
Host Ren Green speaks with writer Deanne Stillman about her latest book, DESERT RECKONING: A Town Sheriff, A Mojave Hermit, and the Biggest Manhunt in Modern California History
In DESERT RECKONING, critically acclaimed writer Deanne Stillman tells how Donald Kueck, an outlaw at war with modern America, viciously murdered esteemed California Deputy Sheriff Stephen Sorensen and then led thousands of highly trained local, state, and federal officers on a week-long manhunt through his vast backyard. Stillman explores the larger social, environmental, and cultural issues at hand as dedicated hermit Donald Kueck tries to run from the law. With the modern frontier as the backdrop, Stillman paints a portrait of the lives, relationships, and life-altering decisions that led two seemingly different men to a fate foretold.
Deanne Stillman is also the author of Mustang: The Saga of the Wild Horse in the American West, Twentynine Palms: A True Story of Murder, Marines, and the Mojave, and Joshua Tree: Desolation Tango.