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My Philosophy

W. Somerset Maugham once said that there are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are. I do not just write westerns, I write about people and situations regardless of era. To me, the history is most important and therefore, research is critical. My characters, ordinary people, find themselves entangled with extraordinary events and respond the way real people would.  

My Goal

First and foremost, I want to write a good story. It is my goal to increase the awareness of the culture and contributions of American Indians. Not to glorify them, but to show them in a way I think they really were. Eliminate the stereotypes and expose them as men and women who spoke a different language, practiced a different religion, and were indeed people of a different culture. That is my unique perspective.

I invite you to travel with me through these pages, including my blog, to learn how my stories promote Native American history and culture. Be assured, if you have any questions or comments, it will be my pleasure to discuss them with you. You can send them to me from the contact page or email me direct at walt@wjkwrites.com.

Enjoy the journey.  Walter J. Knapp

Through the Eye of an Assassin begins when a retired Master Chief Navy SEAL and full blooded Cherokee Indian Rick Davis is recruited into an ultra-secret, well-financed agency auspiciously created to track down and eliminate those who would pose a threat to the security of the United States. Davis’ covert assignment begins in Atlanta where he contacts Karen Mitchell of Unlimited Security Solutions. She is verbally accosted in the office elevator by two men associated with the Russian mob and defends herself admirably. Davis has his suspicions about Karen’s safety confirmed when days later, she is kidnapped. During the investigation, Davis learns of his company’s close relationship with the Russians and becomes suspicious of its real mission. Over the next week, Rick is implicated in the killing of two federal agents and an informant. He and Karen take refuge on the Cherokee Indian reservation in North Carolina because their tribal membership protects them from outsider intervention. Rick designs a trap to catch the real killers.

A Ranger's Revenge 

Steeped in the first two years of the Civil War, no one in the small Texas town of Black River paid much attention to the savage murders of luckless young Mexican and Native American women until the daughter of a prominent, legendary Mexican landowner became a victim. Her brutal murder set off a two-year search for the serial killer team responsible. During the investigation, Ranger Captain, Alan Ford, finds himself struggling for survival against both the Comanche and the U.S. Army. The two-year search takes him through Texas, Kansas, and New Mexico and culminates after the first battle at Adobe Walls. Along the way, Ford becomes entangled in Civil War plots, Comanche customs, and the plight of Plains Indians that open his eyes to the catastrophic conditions and politics of the Civil War west.

ASSASSIN, is available in both paperback and Kindle editions. Follow the links below to order.

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Thanks  to all who attended the Decatur Book Festival and purchased these books. I hope you enjoy them, and please don't forget to write a review on Amazon.
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