Twenty-one-year-old Shelby Lee plunges into dangerous terrain when blatantly - and very foolishly - he robs Aspen, Colorado's most torious cocaine dealer, fleeing the scene with five kilos of Peruvian flake and $75,000. Shelby escapes to the sagebrush hills of southwestern Wyoming, hoping to disappear into the wilderness until after the furor dies down. Then he plans to return and wrest his old girlfriend, Laura, from the dealer's clutches. Shelby's half-baked scheme goes awry when a chance encounter with a teenage Bonnie and Clyde puts him in the middle of a shootout with two highway patrolmen, intensifying his challenge to stay hidden off the grid.
Jim Satterfield holds a Ph.D. in fishery and wildlife biology from Colorado State University and worked for more than ten years as a biologist for the Colorado Division of Wildlife. During this time he also taught at the University of Denver and received the Colorado Governor's Award for his work with inner city youth. In 1995, he moved to Montana, to work for the Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks. Saving Laura is Satterfield's third novel.