I read one of this guy's short stories (El Rey) in a magazine and recognized his name in a review for Controlled Burn. Controlled is a collection of short stories set in either New Hampshire and Vermont or in the west - Nevada and Idaho. Wolven's characters are mostly down and out. Most of his characters spend some time on the wrong side of the law. It's kinda noirish with characters that are well fleshed out in just a few pages. Nitpickers beware: a character checks the safety on his Glock.