The Daunting by Kurt James

The Daunting by Kurt James

Kurt James known as the “Colorado Storyteller” and master of the western adventure now brings the Rocky Mountains to you a thrilling high altitude mystery from the Never Summer Mountains called The Daunting.

The Daunting – Former Green Beret and native Coloradoan Micah Trask went missing in the autumn of 1972 into the remote wilderness of Rocky Mountain National Park. Grand County, Colorado Undersheriff Dane Lee was Micah’s best friend and for 4 frustrating years there was never a clue about how or why Micah vanished into the mountain mist.

In the autumn of 1976 Craig Dale a wildlife photographer and author also disappeared into the obscure mountains leaving behind an unfinished manuscript named “The Daunting.” Within the pages of Craig’s book were clues about Micah and perhaps 6 other men that may have vanished within the boundaries of the Never Summer Mountains of the park.

Follow in the footsteps of Dane Lee and his girlfriend Deputy Sheriff Nickey Lynn Chavez as they try to unravel the mystery surrounding those that have faded into the secluded, unknown just below timberline. Not only does Dane Lee must rely on Deputy Chavez but also his own Ute Indian heritage and the visions of his Great Grandfather the famous mountain man Matt Lee who the Ute Indians used to call “Ghost.”

Explore the Rocky Mountains in this tale of love, revenge, and murder with an ending you will not see coming.
This story The Daunting by author Kurt James begs you to answer this question: What would you do if your best friend vanished?

What folks are saying: 

Sep 19, 2018
Thomas Post rated it 5 STARS on Goodreads
It was amazing

Great book as all of Kurt James books are. I downloaded last night and finished it this morning. This one is a little more modern and set in the year 1976 in Rocky Mountain National Park. It has the typical Colorado western flair that all James books do, but with a mystery and thriller to boot. Highly recommended.

Where to buy Kurt James Novels

https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/entity/author/B01DTOJ7KC/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vu00_taft_p1_i0

 

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Kurt James was born and raised in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. With family roots in western Kansas and having lived in South Dakota for 20 years Kurt naturally had become an old western and nature enthusiast. Over the years Kurt has become one of Colorado’s prominent nature photographer’s through his brand name of Midnight Wind Photography. His poetry has been featured in the Denver Post, PM Magazine and on 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado. Kurt is also a feature writer for HubPages and Creative Exiles with the article’s focused on Colorado history, ghost towns, outlaws, and poetry. Inspired at a young age by writers such as Jack London, Louis L’Amour and Max Brand have formed Kurt’s natural ability as a storyteller. Kurt has published 5 novels all based in and around the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Using the Midnight Wind Publishing brand Kurt has also released a poetry collection - Poetry and Thoughts of a Wandering Man - (Uniquely Colorado edition) and now this collection - Poetry and Reflections of a Wandering Man (Random Thoughts edition) all are available in print or download on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads and other fine bookstores. And a few shady bookstores as well. Kurt is working on his 6th Colorado adventure tale novel “Conner’s Saga”.
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Kurt James

Kurt James was born and raised in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. With family roots in western Kansas and having lived in South Dakota for 20 years Kurt naturally had become an old western and nature enthusiast. Over the years Kurt has become one of Colorado’s prominent nature photographer’s through his brand name of Midnight Wind Photography. His poetry has been featured in the Denver Post, PM Magazine and on 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado. Kurt is also a feature writer for HubPages and Creative Exiles with the article’s focused on Colorado history, ghost towns, outlaws, and poetry. Inspired at a young age by writers such as Jack London, Louis L’Amour and Max Brand have formed Kurt’s natural ability as a storyteller. Kurt has published 5 novels all based in and around the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Using the Midnight Wind Publishing brand Kurt has also released a poetry collection - Poetry and Thoughts of a Wandering Man - (Uniquely Colorado edition) and now this collection - Poetry and Reflections of a Wandering Man (Random Thoughts edition) all are available in print or download on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads and other fine bookstores. And a few shady bookstores as well. Kurt is working on his 6th Colorado adventure tale novel “Conner’s Saga”.

8 thoughts on “The Daunting by Kurt James

  • September 22, 2018 at 6:18 AM
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    I’ve downloaded this latest novel of Kurt’s and I can say that it captured my complete interest from the start, it leaves you on the edge, wanting more, wanting to know the reasons why all these missing people were lost or killed, each page draws you closer to the realization that anyone who thinks their safe out in the wilderness of the Rocky Mountains have another thing coming to them. I was spellbound with every page I turned, the knowledge of the terrain by the author, the visuals will smack you directly in the face, it’s an all consuming story, penned in Kurt James storytelling style. I would recommend this reading to all my fellow writers and poets and support our Kurt with his exciting novel.

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    • September 22, 2018 at 11:46 AM
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      I left my review at Goodreads my friend, I hope you enjoy it. Five star for sure…..On to read another of your works, you have me hooked. LOL

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      • September 22, 2018 at 5:19 PM
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        Nothing finer than having a reader hooked…hahaha.. thanks again Vincent.

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    • September 22, 2018 at 5:18 PM
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      Thanks for reading my novel Vincent and if I could only get every reader to leave a review such as this – then my life as a writer would be perfect. hahaha

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  • September 22, 2018 at 8:21 AM
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    Sounds good Vincent , That attracts my reading interests . Kurt Thank you for sharing your art!

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    • September 22, 2018 at 5:20 PM
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      Thanks for taking the time to look at my latest novel Ed. I am very proud of it.

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    • September 22, 2018 at 5:20 PM
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      Thank you for stopping by Phyllis and the nice compliment as well!

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