Alan Van Ormer


  My wife, Susan and I have two sons, Justin (Kayla) and Jeremy and a grandson, Aiden. Born and raised in South Dakota. I enjoy spending time with family, traveling and putt-putt.  I am currently the managing editor of a small town Iowa newspaper. I am a former Marine Corps veteran, getting my start in the publishing business in 1981 working for several years on base newspapers. I spent time running my own freelance business. I love writing. I enjoy reading anything and everything. I also love the history of our country and enjoy reading western books, mystery and adventure and watching mystery, adventure and western movies.




  Odds stacked against him


Eleven years after he had been sent away from Minnesota, Rye Tyler returned to his home on a mission of revenge. The young man, who had turned into a spy and a ruthless killer in the Confederate Army, wanted three men for killing unarmed
comrades in a Tennessee prison.

A simple revenge mission turns into a fight for survival against various Indian tribes, members of his former unit, and even his own family. Odds are stacked against Rye Tyler as he battles his inner demons while trying to protect the few people he cares about in the wild west and, more importantly, stay alive.  AMAZON