About the Book
The Standoff picks up with the McCullough girls at their ranch after their first successful cattle drive. Happy with how their lives are turning out, the girls look toward the future of the ranch and make sure everything will be ready for the next few years. While on a short fishing trip, Angela notices that the creek, which runs through their ranch and is the water supply for their cattle, isn’t as high as it should be for that time of year. During their investigation, they find that a mining company has built a dam on the river, cutting off a needed lifeline for the ranchers. The McCulloughs tell the other ranchers in the area about what they have found, and everyone tries to figure out what to do about their predicament. The girls go up to the mine to talk with the manager; however, the big mining company refuses to release any water. The McCulloughs and the neighboring ranches vow to get their water by any means necessary. What will come next? Will one side break first? Will there be a range war in a fight for water in the desert? Only time will tell.
About the Author
Andy Watzek was born and raised in the Southwest and has been fascinated with its rich history and heroic tales for many years. He is married to Ronda, his wife of 44 years and has two daughters, Stephanie and Jennifer, who were raised just as the characters in the books. Andy started writing late in life finishing his first novel at age 56. Prior to that he spent his life working as a construction superintendent, and writing the occasional article for outdoor magazines. In the beginning there was no intention for additional books, but reader demand for more stories about the McCullough sisters spawned the now complete trilogy.