From The Shadows of Mount Pisgah [NOOK Book]

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The town of Fremont expands to overflowing and Cripple Creek Township becomes a reality, along with such other mining towns as: Victor, Gillette, Grassy, Midway, Stratton, Ironclad, and a whole passel of others. Myers Avenue quickly overran with saloons, dancehalls, brothels, one-girl cribs, and darned near any other unsavory type of enterprise that encourages a dishonest man or woman to prey on the miners who dream of striking it rich.

One gent who is of a mind to do just that ...

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From The Shadows of Mount Pisgah

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Overview

The town of Fremont expands to overflowing and Cripple Creek Township becomes a reality, along with such other mining towns as: Victor, Gillette, Grassy, Midway, Stratton, Ironclad, and a whole passel of others. Myers Avenue quickly overran with saloons, dancehalls, brothels, one-girl cribs, and darned near any other unsavory type of enterprise that encourages a dishonest man or woman to prey on the miners who dream of striking it rich.

One gent who is of a mind to do just that is the less-than-illustrious, Reverend Alexander Stapleton. The Reverend, who it turns out is not a Reverend at all, is in actuality a con man of the most heartless sort. He is, in fact, heartless to the point of not only being a wife-beater, but a cold-blooded murderer as well.

After doing away with his common-law wife, Selma, in Pastor Chad Blackman’s home, Stapleton disappears from the valley. Despite a dogged effort on Chad’s part, he loses track of the killer but refuses to let the memory of what the man did, fade from his memory.

As the years pass, and the town of Cripple Creek sinks ever farther into the pit of hell-fire and damnation, the Lord finally decides to take a hand in it. In the space of only four ill-fated days, the town twice catches fire and is purged...much in the same fashion that He used to take care of Sodom and Gomorrah.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044765801
  • Publisher: R. William Rogers
  • Publication date: 8/4/2012
  • Series: Cripple Creek Mining District , #3
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 489,348
  • File size: 278 KB

Meet the Author

Originally from central California, I successfully made the transition to Colorado in 1981, and have remained here ever since.

I first began writing fiction in 1997 while on a bowhunting trip to the Sangre De Cristo Mountains of beautiful central Colorado. The desire to write that initial novel just kinda flared up after having read a few books by Author/Evangelist, Al Lacy. I wrote that first novel, MUSTANG JUSTICE, on a notepad with a pencil (well...a few pencils really). After receiving the usual rave reviews from the wife and family, I decided that I was a writer and steadfastly began entering it into the computer.

The next logical step was to have someone other than family read it. Boy, did that ever turn into a chore. Although that person liked it as well, her initial reaction was: 'Where did these people come from?' That question was answered satisfactorily after completing what had began as a tedious task at best, but quickly transformed itself into the exciting and joyous experience of writing the first three books in the Arkansas Valley Series: TOWARD A NEW BEGINNING, UNCERTAIN TIMES and SHATTERED DREAMS; MUSTANG JUSTICE turned out to be the fourth in the series.

Of course this entire endeavor had to have been Al Lacy's fault, because he lit a fire somewhere deep inside my soul after having consented to going to lunch with me and allowing me to pick his brain.

One thing led to another and I was eventually able to self-publish TOWARD A NEW BEGINNING, which was not only the first self-published work to become a finalist for the prestigious Christy Award, but won the 2003 award for 'Excellence In Christian Fiction'. Note: Mr. Lacy graciously wrote the introduction for that book.

Since then, I have written an additional nineteen books.

I am currently immersed in writing a new series of fact-based, historical, Christian Westerns, titled: SETTLERS OF SOUTH PARK (that's in Colorado). The firstfour books, A DREAM FULFILLED, DIVINE DISCOVERY, TURMOIL and now THE REDEMPTION OF ARNIE BRADBURY have been completed and are now available for your enjoyment. The fifth (which as yet remains untitled) is currently being written and will become available sometime around mid-summer of 2014, would be my best guess.

With that in mind, let it be said that my genre interests are not entirely limited to Christian Westerns. I have additionally written books in such genres as: Adventure, Sports (baseball), Civil War, Gold Mining, and other topics as the urge strikes me. So far my interests have been strictly fiction and will continue to be for the forseeable future.

Back in the day, I served five and a half years in the US Air Force, as a jet fighter mechanic, during the Vietnam conflict.

My wife of many years and I have five wonderful daughters and seven, count 'em, seven grandchildren. We now reside in Widefield, Colorado, with one of our grandsons, whom we adopted.

I am now retired and enjoying the freedom to write when and wherever the notion grabs me (which is usually everyday and just about anywhere I happen to be).

Please feel free to email me at: bobthebookbuilder@gmail.com with any questions, concerns or suggestions. I truly hope my work brings a little bit of joy into your life, but you may have to wipe away a tear from time to time in order to get there.

Enjoy.
Bob

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2012

    Dez

    Backs the jepp out of the s61

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    Posted October 4, 2012

    Zero

    Um......... what was this misson about again?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2012

    Flash

    (Zero: blowing up the railroad so the Capitol cant ship supplies)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2012

    Katana

    Explosion. The railroad is completely destroyed for a length of about 200 ft. Debris rains down

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2012

    Death

    Holds up three then two then one. H gets thrown but then levitaes off the gtoybd.

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