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Incident at Big Sky: The True Story of Sheriff Johnny France and the Capture of the Mountain Men
Incident at Big Sky The True Story of Sheriff Johnny France and the Capture of the Mountain Men
Author: Johnny France, Malcolm McConnell
ISBN-13: 9780393023343
ISBN-10: 0393023346
Publication Date: 5/1986
Pages: 285
Edition: 1st ed
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Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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Do others find it harder to write very positive reviews than very negative ones? It's hard for me to describe how much, and why, I liked this book. Expected practically nothing except a first-hand true crime story of moderate interest. What I got was a movie playing out showing each exciting step of the chase to capture two really messed-up mountain thugs. The flavor of the area, the remoteness of the forest, all the hard living conditions, came through so clearly. There was not a lot of 'back-patting' from the sheriff who cleared the case and he distributes credit to many agencies and individuals without sugar-coating the difficulties of cross jurisdictional searches. While there isn't much word from the victim, my understanding is that the young lady did not want to dwell on what happened to her. Thus the real interest in this story is, 'How do you catch experienced woodsmen who actually live in the woods for long periods of time?' That is more than answered. Don't miss out on this one, I found it unique.
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True story of the strange kidnapping of an Olympic athlete, Kari Swenson, in 1984. She was taken at gunpoint by Don and Dan Nichols, a father and son who lived off the grid in Montana. After a huge manhunt involving the FBI she was eventually rescued by Johnny France, the sheriff of Madison County.


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