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The Condor's Shadow

Jim Story

He's wandered state-to-state, changing identities for nearly two decades.


Finally about to start life anew as a small-town Montana journalist, he's suddenly confronted by his darkly checkered past: the love of his life he'd felt forced to surrender, and the violent act that first expelled him onto the road and changed his life forever.



Book Details

  • Publisher: Blue Mile Books
  • Publish Date: Jun 23rd, 2023
  • Pages: 262
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.00in - 5.25in - 0.59in - 0.66lb
  • EAN: 9780986238222
  • Categories: LiteraryRomance - Western
Praise for this book
Advance Praise for The Condor's shadow


"Refreshingly original writing with a delightfully orchestrated twist. ... Story proves to be a master of the slow reveal...a smartly conceived, beguiling tale that few readers will forget."

-Kirkus Reviews


"[A] haunting story .... Steeped in natural beauty and interpersonal connections...."

-D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review


"...Jim Story masterfully takes us into the mind of a man...on the run from the skeletons in his past. Get to know him. I did and I'll never forget him."

-Celeste Rita Baker, author of Back, Belly & Side: True Lies and False Tales


"...A ferocious current keeps pulling you along....This is a profound book. And then there is the language, the pure magical brilliance of the language, that brings it all alive."

-Robert Roth, author Health Proxy and Book of Pieces


"...a captivating American odyssey. ...a fast-paced tale of a life lived well under difficult circumstances, a slice of Americana as delicious as your mother's homemade apple pie."

-Jonathan Woods, award-winning author of Bad Juju, A Death in Mexico and Kiss the Devil Goodnight


"The Pacific Northwest comes alive in all its natural splendor.... [a] poignant tale about an enigmatic drifter who ...

discovers no matter how far he travels, his past is waiting in front of him."

-Eva Lesko Natiello, New York Times bestselling author of The Memory Box and Following You


"Jim Story again proves to be a master storyteller....."

-Manuel G. Gonzales, author of Mexicanos: A History of Mexicans in the United States


"...threads scenes like a Native American necklace, each skillfully worked bead different, yet bound together by a common theme.... [An} engrossing Odyssey through the American Northwest to find the answer."

-Bob Bachner, author of Last Clear Chance, Baby Grand, and Killing Jack Armstrong


"Part mystery, part suspense with a dash of romance, this compelling, poignant, yet ultimately hopeful...."

-Cathie Borrie, author of The Long Hello: Memory, My Mother, and Me


"...an engrossing story, cleverly woven-a hero's journey from an embattled youth to a hard-won maturity steeped in sorrow and acceptance."

-Hilary Orbach, author of Transgressions and Other Stories


"In suspenseful, compelling prose, Jim Story presents the tragic journey story of Clayton Poole, .... A brilliant illustration of a moral man's battle with evil and his journey to recall his essential goodness."

-Stephanie Laterza, author of The Psyche Trials


"What a marvelous piece of work-a genuine American saga that sweeps us through history before we know it, and a new take on the legend of the loner in the Great West with one of the most decent heroes in a long time.... thoroughly masculine, but in a positive way. ....Everyman in the way we would want him, and ourselves, to be...."

-Ronald Story (no relation to Jim), author of Jonathan Edwards and the Gospel of Love