Middleton reprises his eponymous cowboy hero in a western adventure with more narrow escapes than a movie serial. Jack "Diamondback" McCall now calls Spirit Feather, an Anasazi village in Arizona Territory, home. But he still loves a challenge, and when the village chief asks him to find a tribal relic-a golden hawk-hidden in a cave beneath the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, Diamondback readily agrees. Accompanied by best friend and partner Dakota Dan Smith and Fawn, his Native American girlfriend, McCall sets off on the arduous 12-day ride. McCall recovers the icon along with an "ancient leather scroll" that contains a map of the Mexican coastline near Vera Cruz and shows a legendary lost island rumored to be home to a temple adorned with a golden sun. Intrigued, the intrepid adventurers set off on a new mission that pits them against pirates, federalesand a stormy sea. Fans of western fiction who appreciate an old-fashioned hero and nonstop action will enjoy riding along with Diamondback McCall. (Aug.)Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information
Diamondback McCall: Island Lostby Robert Middleton
After surviving a shoot-out in Nogales and the scorching hot waters of a hidden subterranean abyss, Jack "Diamondback" McCall is on the hunt for an ancient Anasazi relic. On this quest, which takes him to a cave, deep in the Grand Canyon, he discovers the clue to finding an even greater prize, Aztec gold on a sunken island, lost for thousands of years.
Jack heads for the Mexican coast along with Dakota Dan, his trusty sidekick, and Fawn, his clever and beautiful Indian love. These three adventurers are not the only ones who seek this treasure, however, and Jack is wanted in Mexico "Dead or Alive."
Up against pirates, the Mexican army, and a violent storm at sea, it's going to take a lot more than Jack's famous lightening draw to get him and his compatriots safely home again.
Meet the Author
Robert Middleton spent much of his youth astride a horse and listening to real cowboys telling their stories. He was lucky enough to grow up where life was slow and the fences were few. Later, he was fortunate to meet Theodore Mason and his disciples. They formed the writer's group, "Works In Progress," and all were generous with their talents. After three Diamondback McCall western adventures, he is currently developing his first thrller. Robert and his wife, Denise, live in Hemet, California.
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