Whenever middle-aged desert tour guide Forrest Bryant Johnson went out on his daily walks into the Mojave, all was usually peaceful and serene. But one beautiful summer day in 1987, Forrest heard a cry of distress. Following the cries, he came upon a small bobcat kitten, injured, orphaned, and desperately in need of help. So Forrest took his new feline friend home for a night. But when the little “trooper” clearly needed some more time to recoup, that night turned into two nights, a week, and eventually nineteen years. And so Trooper became a part of the Johnson family.
“Heartbreaking, warm, beautiful, and emotional, this story didn’t just tug on my heart; it stole it. A must-read for any cat, or indeed animal, lover.“
is an author of numerus books, including The Last Camel Charge, Phantom Warrior and Hour of Redemption. Johnson's subject matter ranges from fictional works about a mystical ape man in the Minnesota wilderness to non-fictional accounts of real time World War II war heros. His books have been optioned for film rights by Sony TV Pictures and credited as a major source for the best selling, "Ghost Soldiers.”
Johnson is currently working on a new book titled “TROOPER, The Cat Who Came In From The Wild” based on a true story about a wounded bobcat he found in the desert. Read More in My Blog...