Bob Rosenbaum holds a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in US History with a specialty in the American West and has taught at four universities, the latest being the Montrose campus of Colorado Mesa University. He also served as speech writer for the Texas Attorney General Jim Mattox followed by a similar position for Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office Garry Mauro. In addition, he has written several scholarly works, chief among the being Mexicano Resistance in the Southwest and ghosted Susie Nelson’s biography of her father, Willie. The first of the Western Slope mystery took shape from a DEA raid on a dairy owned by a neighbor of his brothers in Montrose County. When political fortunes ended Commissioner Mauros’ tenure he moved permanently to Arrowhead, a small urban-wildlife interface community in the San Juans, and the cabin he’d built (at 9000 feet) some years earlier. While in residence, he served as fire chief for the volunteer fire department and forest manger for the communities 2500 acres of common land. Age, however, ultimately won out and he now lives in Olathe adjacent to his brother’s pig farm.