Troy GriceTroy Grice has been a fan of dystopian novels and science fiction since his teens. He describes his own writing as “abrasive satire” and “counter-propaganda.” His fiction questions all forms of authority, mocks the establishment, and ridicules the semi-lucid populace that enables it. For Troy, no corrupt institution is beyond reproach. When he’s not working
“Until recent times, Calumet County had never been known as a place of killing and violence…”
A peaceful valley in the mountains of Colorado becomes a battleground pitting the federal government against a rural sheriff’s department. Beleaguered Sheriff Bear Ellison finds himself outnumbered, over-matched, and increasingly isolated as he is forced to decide between risking his life protecting a local hero, or reneging on his oath and handing him over to federal prosecutors.
Destiny Survival wrote:
"Oathkeeper is a story for our day. In the onset of recent terror attacks, we’ll see our federal government seeking to assume more power. But rather than focus on the aftermath of terrorism, Troy chose to depict a scenario featuring tension between the local sheriff and the DEA.
The novel shows us what looks like the proverbial picture of good cops versus bad cops as Sheriff Ellison takes his stand. But Troy Grice isn’t trying to cast stones at law enforcement altogether. He could have picked any federal agency to write about because his aim is to illustrate the aggressive growth of centralized government and its use of force."