Steven T. Callan. The Game Warden’s Son. Coffeetown Press, 272 pages, Mass Market Paperback , $16.59.

Retired game warden Steven T. recounts more of his own investigations, along with those of his game warden father and their colleagues. Intertwined with a half century of adventures and investigations this is a story of the lifelong relationship between a boy and his father. The book begins in the 1950s in the canyons and on the beaches of San Diego with incidents that sparked Steven’s youthful imagination. After an idyllic boyhood in the Northern Sacramento Valley farm town of Orland, where he rode on patrol with his father, Steven became a game warden himself in the early ’70s, joining the “desert rats” who patrolled the California counties banking the Colorado River.