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Available for purchase on March 7, 2017. Click on photo to order in hardback or eBook.


“Lee provides remarkable insight into a world and culture unknown to most people, revealing the true diversity and dangers of the Game Warden profession.”Craig Hunter, director of law enforcement, Texas Parks and Wildlife

“Engaging, humorous, and touching. As we meet this crazy real-life cast, Lee shows us that the true character of those on the frontlines of the fight against wildlife crime is integrity and a commitment to protect animals and landscapes.”Laurel A. Neme, author of Animal Investigators: How the World’s First Wildlife Forensics Lab is Solving Crimes and Saving Endangered Species

“The job of a wildlife officer is never boring. Lee takes you behind the scenes on patrol—using everything from airboats to airplanes—as he and other state wildlife officers track and apprehend poachers in the Sunshine State.”—W. H. “Chip” Gross, coauthor of Poachers Were My Prey: Eighteen Years as an Undercover Wildlife Officer


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“As thrilling as any Indiana Jones epic.”Florida Times-Union

“If you want to know how old-time game wardens did it, read this book.–Chris Christian, Contributing Editor, Outdoor Life Magazine

“Has something for everybody, including white-knuckle boast chases in the dark, surveillance on bird poachers, deer decoy operations, and even an entertaining, yet important, pollution case.”–International Game Warden

“Lee obviously respects truly good woodsmen, which ever side of the law they happen to be on. And when he goes on a trail, it’s a real education for anyone who ever wants to track a deer, a hog — or a man — through the woods.”Tampa Tribune




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Bob H. Lee Game Warden Book Talk

Kickoff celebration for Backcountry Lawman’s selection as the 2014 Community Read for Putnam County.

2017 Schedule of Appearances

Notorious poacher

Notorious poacher, click photo to learn more.

Ocala, Florida

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | 9:35-10:00 AM

WOCA “The Source,” news talk radio at 96.3 FM & 1370 AM

The author will be interviewed by Larry Whitler, host of “AM Ocala Live!”

Ocala, Florida

Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 2:00-3:00 PM

Freedom Public Library

Book talk followed by sale/signing

Lake City, Florida

Sunday, February 12, 2017 | 2:00-3:00 PM

Columbia County Headquarters Library

Book talk followed by sale/signing

Palatka, Florida

Friday, March 10, 2017 | 2:00-6:00 PM

Putnam Feed & Farm Supply (State Road 20)

Day 1, official launch of the author’s newest release, Bad Guys, Bullets, and Boat Chases

Book sale/signing

Palatka, Florida

Saturday, March 11, 2017 | 1:00-4:00 PM

Read(Think)Books–627 St. Johns Ave.

Day 2, official launch of author’s newest release, Bad Guys, Bullets, and Boat Chases

Book sale/signing

Ocala, Florida

March 27, 2017 | 9:35-10:00 AM

WOCA 1370 AM/96.3 FM “The Source.”

25 minute on-the-air interview with the author

Miami, FL

Monday, April 10, 2017 | 1:00-2:00 PM

WLRN 91.3 “Topical Currents” Miami NPR

50 minute on-the-air interview with the author

Grandin, FL

Saturday, April 15, 2017 | 12:00-3:00 PM

Tangled Oaks Vineyard (Hwy. 100)

Spring Meet & Greet the Authors Festival

Author will be selling/signing copies of Bad Guys, Bullets, and Boat Chases.

Alaska, Mid-west United States, and Tennessee

Saturday, April 15, 2017

America Outdoors Radio

6 minute on-the-air segment with the author broadcast on 41 affiliate stations

Crescent City, FL

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 | 7:00-8:30 PM

Fruitland Peninsular Historical Society (open to the public)

Crescent City Library, Culvert Room

Book talk followed by sale/signing

Live Oak, FL

Thursday, April 20, 2017

3rd Circuit Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner

Ft. Myers, FL

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | 1:00-1:30 PM

WGCU “Gulf Coast Live” NPR Southwest Florida

30 minute on-the-air interview with the author

Leesburg, FL

Thursday, May 25, 2017 | 7:30-7:35 AM


5 minute on-the-air interview with the author

Mount Dora, FL

Thursday, May 25, 2017 | 5:00-6:00 PM

Lakeside Inn –100 N. Alexandra Street (352) 383-4101

Book talk followed by sale/signing.

Palatka, FL

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Kiwanis Club of Palatka

Welaka, FL

Sunday, June 11, 2017 | 2:00-4:00 PM

Welaka Lodge & Resort (public event at the waterfront bar & grill)

Meet & Greet the Author–book sale/signing

Palatka, FL

Monday, June 19, 2017

First Baptist Church (senior group)

Satsuma, FL

Saturday, August 26, 2017 | 1-2:00 PM

Log Cabin Winery | Harvest & Wine Festival

Bob Lee will give a book talk on his newest release, Bad Guys, Bullets, and Boat Chases, followed a sale/signing. As part of the author’s book talk, he will interview retired wildlife supervisor, Gray Leonhard, who is a key character in the book’s first chapter: “Flight 401.” On December 29, 1972, Leonhard was a two-month rookie, on solo night patrol, when he witnessed Flight 401 crash into the Everglades. At the time, it was the first wide-body jet to crash and the worst aviation disaster in U.S. history.

Gainesville, FL

Monday, September 11, 2017 | 10:00AM-1:00 PM

WUFT-FM Radio Fall Fund Drive (University of Florida)

Author will be in studio and co-host a three hour fund drive block.

St. Augustine, FL

Saturday, September 23, 2017 | 1:00-2:00 PM

Florida Heritage Book Festival

Multiple authors will speak between 9:00 AM & 4:00 PM. Bob Lee will speak at 1:00 PM. His books will be available for sale and signing afterwards.

Palatka, FL

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Military Officers Association

Crescent City, FL

Saturday, October 28, 2017 | 11:00-2:00 PM

Meet & Greet the Authors | Crescent City Woman’s Club

Bob Lee, along with other local authors, will sell and sign books.

Palm Coast, FL

Sunday, October 29, 2017 | 11:30 AM-3:00 PM

Friends of the Flagler County Library (annual meeting)

Luncheon/Book talk/signing (location and particulars to be announced)

Tampa, FL

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 | 6:30-7:30 PM

Tampa Bay History Center

Book talk: ‘On Patrol in Alligator County: the mishaps and adventures of Florida Game Wardens.’ Backcountry Lawman and Bad Guys, Bullets, and Boat Chases, will be available for sale and signing

Miami, FL

Miami Book Fair International 2017 | Nov. 12-19

Date and time of author’s participation to be announced.

St. Augustine, FL

Saturday, December 2, 2017 | 11:00 AM-4:00 PM

Barnes & Noble–‘Fall Book Fair,’ co-hosted by St. Johns County ‘Learn to Read’

Local authors will have static displays where their books will be available for sale and signings. A fifteen minute book talk will be given each hour. Bob Lee’s presentation time will post closer to the event.

Palatka, FL

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Palatka Kiwanis

2016 Schedule of Appearances

Lakeland, Florida

Thursday, March 3, 2016 | 7:00-8:00 PM

Florida Southern College (Florida History Lecture Series)

Book talk followed by sale/signing

St. Augustine, Florida

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Shamrock Garden Club

Melrose, Florida

November 5, 2016 | 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Four Days in Melrose, author will have his books (hardback and paper) for sale at the Melrose Senior Community Center, 307 State Road 26, Melrose, FL 32666.

Ormond Beach, Florida

November 18, 2016 | 2:00-3:00 PM

Ormond Beach Library (auditorium seating for up to 120)

Book talk followed by sale/signing

2015 Past Appearances

Hawthorne, Florida

February 14, 2015

Star Lake Homeowners Association, book talk

Ocala, Florida

March 7, 2015 | 2:00-3:00 PM

Silver Springs State Park

 Book talk followed by a sale/signing.

Satsuma, FL

March 14, 2015 | 1:00-2:00 PM

Log Cabin Winery, 376 County Road 309, Satsuma, FL 32189

Meet the author and Roger Gunter–a legendary outlaw and colorful character from Backcountry Lawman. They’ll give a tag-team talk followed by a book sale/signing.

Palatka, Florida

March 27, 2015

Florida Power & Light Retirees Luncheon

Ocala, Florida

March 29, 2015 | Sunday, 2:00-3:00 PM

Main branch headquarters–Marion County Library

The kickoff for the author’s speaking tour of all the branch libraries within Marion County. He’ll give a book talk followed by a sale/signing.

Ocklawaha, Florida

Saturday, April 11, 2015 | 2:00-3:00 PM

Forest Public Library

Book talk followed by sale/signing

Reddick, Florida

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 | 12:00-2:00 PM

Reddick Public Library

Brown bag luncheon followed by book talk & sale/signing

Ocala, Florida

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 | 6:00-7:00 PM

Marion Oaks Public Library (partnered with Freedom Public Library)

Book talk followed by sale/signing

Belleview, Florida

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 | 10:30-11:30 AM

Belleview Public Library

Book talk followed by a sale/signing

Dunnellon, Florida

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 | 2:00-3:00 PM

Dunnellon Public Library

Book talk followed by sale/signing

Ocala, Florida

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | 1:30-2:30 PM

Master the Possibilities Education Center at Circle Square Commons

Book talk followed by sale/signing–open to the public.

Gainesville, Florida

Friday, August 7, 2015 | 1:00-2:00 PM

Tune in to the Hank Conner radio show at WUFT-FM 89.1. The author will talk about his book, the video, and his experiences as a 30-year veteran Florida game warden.

 Gainesville, Florida

Sunday, August 9, 2015 | 2:30-4:00 PM

Writers Alliance of Gainesville, will meet at the Millhopper Branch Library

Thirty minute book talk followed by 15 minutes on tips for nonfiction writers. Book sale/signing afterwards.

Crescent City, Florida

Saturday, September 19, 2015 | 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Crescent City Woman’s Club

‘Meet and Greet for Authors’–various authors from south Putnam County will have their books for sale.

Summerfield, Florida

Friday, November 6, 2015 | 6:00-8:00 PM

Del Webb Singles Club (private)

Book talk followed by sale/signing

The Villages

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 | 2:15-3:50 PM

The Villages Canoe & Kayak Club (open only to residents of The Villages with proper I.D.)

Book talk followed by sale/signing

Leesburg, FL

December 2, 2015 | 2:00-3:00 PM

Leesburg Public Library

Book talk followed by sale/signing