About the Author
R.J. Luce worked as a wildlife biologist in Wyoming for three decades surveying small mammals, deer, elk, pronghorn, and moose from a four-wheel drive pickup, snowmobile, small planes and helicopters. He also traversed hundreds of miles of caves and abandoned mines counting bats. He frequently backpacked in the mountains, often accompanied by his Labrador retriever. Luce had the good fortune to spend a lot of time in Hole-in-the-Wall Valley, Brown’s Park, and the Copper Mountains in Wyoming. He has also traveled widely in Central America, Mexico, South America, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the western U.S. Luce has authored a number of technical wildlife publications and written wildlife-related articles for several outdoor magazines including Wyoming Wildlife Magazine, Bird Watchers Digest, and others. Arizona publisher, Treble Heart Books, published his first outdoor mystery book, Disappearance Creek, in 2009. MyPublisher published his photo essay book, River of Life, Four Seasons along Arizona’s Upper Rio San Pedro, in 2012. Luce lives in the desert near Sierra Vista, Arizona; and visits Wyoming often.