Jack Wills' New Book 'A Land Divided' Holds a Riveting Narrative Surrounding an Occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon

Recent release "A Land Divided" from Newman Springs Publishing author Jack Wills shares an exciting read that follows Shawn, a trained SEAL, who was drawn into the conflict brought by the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon and was forced to find a way to protect his family against supporters of the occupation.

Jack Wills, a photographer of nature and wildlife, has completed his new book “A Land Divided”: a gripping and potent fiction that revolves around a conflict of principles, beliefs, romance, and protests.

Jack writes, “Navy SEAL Shawn Bryant narrowly avoids criminal charges over his violent attack on a fellow SEAL in Afghanistan. After the resolution of the charges against him, he returns home to Burns, Oregon to spend time with his dying mother. Soon he, along with his extended ranch family, is swept up in the turmoil surrounding this small rural community.

"In January 2016, Harney County exploded with the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge by ranchers from outside the state and armed militants. Two main factions soon form, those opposed to the occupation and those in favor. Shawn’s aunt and uncle straddle the conflict, but his two cousins are at odds. Conflict erupts between the different factions when outside militia groups stir the pot leading to violence. Shawn is inexorably drawn into the conflict and must use his SEAL training to protect his family from a nefarious group of men attempting to violently expand the occupation.

"In the midst of the chaos surrounding the occupation, Shawn finds romance.  His new love is challenged by his old flame and her fiancé who is an advocate for the occupation. This entanglement makes Shawn’s return to Oregon even more complicated.

"‘Birders’ from Portland, Oregon who travel to Burns-Hines to protest the occupation and a professor of natural sciences from Bozeman, Montana form an alliance with Shawn. Meanwhile, a family of ranchers that has designs on the federal land surrounding their ranch and three rogue militia men create a standoff of their own which leads to an inevitably to violence.”

Published by Newman Springs Publishing, Jack Wills’ brilliant tale will take readers to an extraordinary venture with Shawn as he faces conflicts and stands for what he believes in. Everyone will absolutely find themselves hooked into each turn of events.

Readers who wish to experience this profound work can purchase “A Land Divided” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iBooks Store, Amazon, or Barnes and Noble.

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