“Cops have the greatest stories and the Alaskan Troopers’ tales are in a class of their own. Peter Mathiesen truly brings these stories to life” (Lt. Randy Sutton, ret., author of True Blue).
In the state of Alaska, anything goes. For the state troopers, an average day can include blizzard conditions, midnight sunsets, or subzero temperatures. Tales of the Alaska State Troopers gives insight to just how the brave men and women of the law combat these conditions while still upholding their duties to the fine people of Alaska.
Follow trooper Dan Valentine as he finds himself in the midst of a crisis when an abandoned truck holds more than just an old blanket on the passenger seat. Dan’s responsibility for the town of Trapper Creek becomes a fight for survival when he realizes the truck has enough explosives in it to make a small dent in the Alaska Range. With his fellow lawmen, Valentine not only must handle the situation, but he must also make sure that the citizens of Trapper Creek are evacuated from harm’s way. This story and many more are included in Tales of the Alaska State Troopers.
“Exciting . . . Pays homage to the history of this storied law enforcement agency and to the men and women who must not only cope with criminals, but with the extreme elements, wildlife, and landscape unique to Alaska.” —Dave Atcheson, author of Hidden Alaska: Bristol Bay and Beyond