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Black Eagle Down ... A Novel by Mike Kuzara  

An old elk hunter has set up an isolated camp in the Big Horn Mountains of northeastern Wyoming a week ahead of the opening of rifle season for a little “quiet time” before the rest of his “family” shows up.

Alois, Ace, Gronsky and his dog Dozer are sucked into events that swirl around their idyllic setting, as teams of suspicious strangers set up three camps in separate locations in the vicinity.

Not only are the strangers unfriendly, they are downright hostile to anyone snooping around. Little wonder; they plan to shoot down Air Force One on its way back from Jackson Wyoming.

Five Jihadists are broken out of the new prison in nearby Wesley Montana and given the equipment they believe will shoot down the president’s plane. The jihadists are purposely set up for failure.

Air Force One goes down. The “home grown” Wyoming Militia, with collusion from corrupt law enforcement, wipe out the Jihadists, and the government manipulated media tells the world that the POTUS (the President of the United States) and his family are dead while those responsible have been destroyed.

Ace has rescued his kidnapped Indian friend from the Jihadists and they witness the shoot-down of Air Force One and two escort fi ghter jets. They also witness the deployment of the president’s escape pod and the pilot ejected from one of the fighters.

If things were not bad enough already, Ace, his friend, Billy Black Stone, and fighter pilot Melanie, Yaz, Yasulevicz, must protect the first family from the teams bent on finishing the job, and battle winter conditions in the mountains of northern Wyoming.

Despite the snow, things really heat up during the climax of this tale.



This book would not be possible without the help of the many people who read it over my shoulder as it was being written.

They offered suggestions and insight that helped me to fine tune the tale as it progressed

A special thanks to my wife, Mary, who had to put a lot of things on hold while I nursed “my baby” to adulthood.  She says I’m her hero and I try to live up to that by telling a tale that good people with their backs to the wall will always win out as long as they strive to “do the right thing.”

And finally, I thought I was a fairly decent writer, until I hired Linda Bentzen to make corrections with her editing and proofreading skills.

The story was great, but the punctuation and sentence structure was first class amateur.  Thanks for making me look good, Linda!

Thanks you for reading this story.


Click on the below link to listen to a podcast of my book review on WTAN Tampa Florida.

My book is available through:

Barnes and Noble

The book is published at AuthorHouse, 1663 Liberty Drive, Bloomington, IN. 47403

Or you can look it up online:

Black Eagle Down
Mike Kuzara
Paperback 978-1-4772-6407-1
Hardcover 978-1-4772-6406-5
     Ebook  978-1-4772-6405-8

The book is available locally at the following locations:
  • Sheridan Stationery Books and Gallery, 206 N. Main, Sheridan, Wyoming 82801
  • Warehouse Market,1062 E. Brundage Ln., Sheridan, Wyoming 82801
  • Family Hair & Barber, 722 S. Sheridan Ave., Sheridan, Wyoming 82801
For signed copies contact:
Mike Kuzara
25 Indian Paintbrush Road

Sheridan, WY 82801
Telephone: (307) 620-5538

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