About the Book:
Bullet wounds leave puckered scars, if you live long enough for them to heal
At the end of the 19th Century, life is hard for folks living on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
For John Everett Sage, it’s hard to stay alive. He’s a husband, a father, and a celebrated lawman.
The scars of his past and the politics of the present have weakened his resolve and self-confidence.
After a brief encounter with Bat Masterson, John rides off to investigate what became of the parents of the children he and his wife, Lora, have taken into their home.
Before he resumes his role as Sheriff of Alta Vista County, he’ll round up stolen cattle, confront thieves and murderers, and with the help of a famous old frontiersman, bring justice to another corner of his world.
Even though the newspapers will probably get it wrong, as Colorado prepares to enter the 20th Century, John Everett Sage will become part of the legend of the west.
About the Author:
Dan Arnold has led a colorful life, fueling his imagination for telling stories set in the American West.
He’s written several books of historical fiction and an illustrated book on the training of horses.
As a horse trainer and clinician (He trained performance horses for twenty five years), Dan had occasion to travel extensively and was blessed to have worked with a variety of horses and people in amazing circumstances and locations.
He’s herded cattle in Texas, chased kangaroos on horseback through the Australian Outback, guided pack-trips into the high Sierras and the Colorado Rockies, conditioned and trained thoroughbred race horses, galloped a warmblood on the bank of a canal that was surveyed by George Washington, and spent uncounted, delightful hours breaking bread with unique characters in diverse parts of the world.
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