THE OUTDWELLER is a romance/adventure story. Its main character, Brant Turrell, never wanted to complicate his life in the Superstition Wilderness area of central Arizona by allowing anyone to share it; especially someone as beautiful as the woman he finds gagged and left for dead on a cool winter morning in the desert. But after finding her, he has little choice. She will not allow him to take her to the police for fear that her would-be killers will learn that she still lives. Turrell knows his life might forever be altered when he takes her high into the mountains to his secret home-place. And he is right.
When the thugs come into the wilderness to find the woman they failed to kill earlier, Turrell is waiting. He is an expert at traveling along the trails and surviving in the harsh terrain. The killers with their .38 snubbies and nine millimeters enter strange and dangerous turf when they come against him.