Arrow to the Heart is the fascinating story of how Christopher Kortlander, the owner of the private town of Garryowen, Montana, fought off the federal government and exposed a vast conspiracy of corruption and espionage.
In the spring of 2005 a federally orchestrated raid took place at the small Montana town of Garryowen. Christopher Kortlander, the private owner of Garryowen and the focus of the raid, was suspected of selling valuable historical artifacts with false provenance.
Kortlander vigorously fought this criminal allegation and eventually revealed a vast conspiracy of government corruption and espionage. He also exposed stunning connections between his raid, the Gibson Guitar raid, and a raid in rural Utah that led to the deaths of multiple people.
"The Bureau of Land Management raided Mr. Kortlander like he was Scarface. Using force to go after drug dealers or violent criminals is understandable, but somebody in a hot, sultry part of Montana, in a trading post where people are wandering around buying blankets? Come on."
– Penelope Strong, Criminal Defense Attorney
"This story can be described as a defense lawyer's dream. Christopher Kortlander suffered the slings and arrows of the federal government with courage and integrity. He is truly a dedicated American citizen."
– Charles "Timer" Moses, Criminal Defense Attorney
"In 2009, at the end of its criminal investigation, the United States had a duty to return the items or institute forfeiture proceedings if it believed the items were contraband. It has done neither; therefore, as a matter of law, the property must be returned."
– William Perry Pendley, President, Mountain States Legal Foundation
"Arrow to the Heart gives a raw, behind-the-scenes account of federal overreach into the lives of private individuals and corporations alike. This has now become commonplace in our nation. It is important that citizens like Chris Kortlander stand up for what is right and to stop federal tyranny."
– Lance Tobacco, Former DOI Law Enforcement Officer