From the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California to the dark, steaming jungles of Laos in Southeast Asia in the 1960s, Mantracker tells the story of Mike Wa-Heakley, whose outdoor exploits as a child lead to a life of adventure and intrigue, love and loss.Raised by his grandfather on California's North Fork Indian reservation, Mike learns the Indian ways and the history of the tribe. But it is his special gift of tracking animals and covering his trail that will play a pivotal role in his future. Mike's grandfather has been preparing him to enter a world wholly different from anything he's ever known: a fearsome world where men live without honor, women sin, and people use machines to travel and fly.In his early twenties, Mike lands a civil service job as a helicopter mechanic for Southern Airways, first in the United States, then in Laos. He is quickly swept into the murky world of military intelligence, where he earns his Indian name: Mantracker. In what turns out to be the most turbulent period of his existence, Mike risks his life-and his heart-for a chance to live on his own terms.
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Mike W. Ray was born in 1943 and lived in the Sierra Nevadas with his grandfather until age thirteen. He now lives and writes in Oregon. Ray's time spent working as a civilian on a military base in Laos provided the inspiration for Mantracker.
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