|By 1906, the Western frontier
has almost completely disappeared and
wanted gunmen are a dead or hunted breed. An aging outlaw on the run
from his violent past seeks sanctuary in Big Sur, a “Refuge for
Settlers and Outlaws” on California’s wild central coast and is forced
by fate to become the “last of the otter hunters”—only to be challenged
by violence and hardship to a destiny as the only man able to save them
from extinction by his own kind.
| Si Sur!
This book really nails old, or older Monterey and the canneries. Hemp's color of the Big Sur coast when it was wild, dangerous, and exciting is perfect, a real treat for us who knew Sur eighty years ago. A great read...
— By Philbrick Bowhay, October 2, 2011
the book. Big Sur during that time must have been a sight to see even
though the otters were already almost extinct. Through the eyes of the
author I felt like I could see the Big Sur in the early 1900s. What a
beautiful place to see. I'd love to see this as a movie. Clint Eastwood
would be perfect for this role.
— James Bridges, September 14, 2011
| I down
loaded the "SUR, Legend of the Last Otter Hunter" as a Kindle e-book.
The download was easy and very accurate. This e-book was a very
interesting account of the daily lives of the turn of the century
California west coast settlers. The book was fast paced and maintained
my focus for a short cover to cover read. Through the author's
descriptions, one could easily visualize the picturesque California
coast just starting to become populated. Also, the book reveals the
struggles and difficulties for the men and women trying to make a
living, fishing and hunting along the undeveloped rocky California
coast. There was definitely drama, stress, hardships, and adventure for
the characters described in the book. The otters were almost hunted to
extinction, but this story provided hope for both the main characters
and the otters. There could easily be a movie made using the ideas in
this adventure book. It has heroes, villains, romance, powerful sea
creatures, sharp-shooters, and special weapons used to hunt the otters.
The story-line reaches a peak for both the hunted (main character and
the otters) and hunters. One keeps reading wanting to know who will
survive. It is a good read!
— Brian Andresen
September 12, 2011