Living on land that had once been the territory of the Kalapuya Indians, Tom researched the tribe, discovering that there was little in the way of historical writings about the people. The book is a fictional tale about a small mountain community surrounded by huge tracts of corporate timberland. Sam McKenzie, the last full-blooded Kalapuya, and Laura Morgan, an attractive widow, become drawn together amid a group of colorful characters and unexpected events. The small hamlet of Falon, although insulated from most of the nation’s big-city dilemmas, becomes entwined in a sinister plot to disrupt the American way of life. Through the chapters, the reader is taken on an amazingly entertaining adventure into the lives of small-town people going through big time experiences. September Winds is the type of story that many readers will want to experience more than once.