The images and characters in Robert Brown’s novel The Sleeping Ute will stay with you long after you close the book.
The book follows a retired police officer who finds himself starting over on a remote Colorado Indian Reservation and dealing with people and their difficulties at a level never felt before. The backdrop for the tale is a mountain range that resembles an Indian warrior sleeping, The Sleeping Ute.
More than a work of fiction, the book explores metaphysical experiences and beliefs through the candid voice of a first-person narrator who is presented as the author. An overriding desire for purpose, truth, and spiritual understanding is woven into the story. This reflective work is also written with real law enforcement expertise born from true life experiences. From the dramatic unfolding to a glimpse into what lies beyond this life, this one will hold your attention from beginning to end. You’ll stay wide awake for The Sleeping Ute.
Robert Oliver Brown grew up in the small community of Planeview, located on the outskirts of Wichita, Kansas, which he describes in the first pages of this book. He received a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Wichita State University. He accepted an early disability retirement from the Wichita Police Department due to injuries he suffered while on duty. He also served as a minister to the armed forces during the Vietnam War.