Warden Force is a collection of award-winning short stories currently spanning seven volumes. Each story reveals the true adventures of California Fish and Game Wardens and the wildlife-destroying outlaws they pursue. These stories illustrate the wide variety of wildlife-related problems wardens face in California, which has a greater diversity of wildlife and wildlife habitat than any other state and is second only to Alaska in its vast expanses of wilderness.
"Skin-Head Fred": Wardens tangle with a murderous, meth-cooking, game-killing, Neo Nazi.
"Spreaders": Wardens target a highly intelligent, super-wary commercial lobster pirate.
"Deadly Intent": An alert warden stays alive and saves a life.
"The Poor Eyesight of Love": The arrest of a man and wife poaching team reminds wardens that love can indeed be blind.
"Ruthless": Crossbow-wielding, night-hunting outlaws face sly wardens who never give up.
"Ghost of the Feather": Salmon poachers on the Feather River mix it up with an old pro warden.
"Abalone Boy": An abalone-poaching commercial sea urchin diver earns his way into state prison.
"Anything but Cheap": A tough young warden targets ruthless, bear-killing houndsmen.
"Knock-and-Talks": A highly experienced, slick-talking warden outsmarts goose and deer poachers.
"Woody Peckerwood": A dumb crook story in which the dumb crook steals the wrong man’s boots.
"Kegger": Wardens break up a midnight keg party, and a gutsy college student becomes an instant legend.
"The Troubling Case of Walter Sumpter": A highly troubled teenager commits a terrifying crime with ominous implications.