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Massacre at Pilgrims' Pass
     

Massacre at Pilgrims' Pass

by Tim Lister
 
Tim Lister's Massacre at Pilgrims' Pass is a compelling and fast-paced saga set in the hostile West of 1866. At Pilgrims' Pass, Cheyenne warriors attack a wagon train of pioneers and kill all except for a young Harvard-educated surgeon (Sylvester), who is left for dead, and his sister (Mimi) who is taken captive.

In his quest to rescue his beloved sister, Sylvester

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Tim Lister's Massacre at Pilgrims' Pass is a compelling and fast-paced saga set in the hostile West of 1866. At Pilgrims' Pass, Cheyenne warriors attack a wagon train of pioneers and kill all except for a young Harvard-educated surgeon (Sylvester), who is left for dead, and his sister (Mimi) who is taken captive.

In his quest to rescue his beloved sister, Sylvester encounters people completely different from him in speech, education, social mores and dress. He struggles to understand these people as he, simultaneously, fights to survive life in the savage West. For instance, he is befriended by an old gunfighter (Luke) and his partner (Joshua). Luke and Joshua decide to help Sylvester even though they find it difficult to understand his Harvard-educated speech and his East coast demeanor. They also find Sylvester's ignorance of the West to be aggravating, even life-threatening.

While searching for his sister, Sylvester meets a beautiful Sioux Indian maiden who captivates his heart. Ultimately, he must choose between remaining in the West with the woman he loves, or returning to the civilized East to the culture he craves.

Editorial Reviews

Book Reviews - Dan T.
Great Story...Sometimes I just like to lose myself in another time and place and this book really let me do that. I felt like I was really in the old west, the descriptive writing style painted a vivid picture to let my imagination go wild...This book was an exciting trip into the past!
Book Reviews - Pear Dolce
I don't usually read westerns, but this book was recommended to me, and am I glad I read it! The characters are interesting, the storyline moves swiftly (maybe a little too swiftly--left me wanting to know more deeply about the backgrounds of some of the characters--do I see a "sequel"?) and definitely kept my attention. I can imagine this story being made into a movie, it has all the elements for the big screen--gunfights, blood, sex, love and the crossing of social barriers.
Book Reviews - Alicia Rosales
I purchased this book because it is a finalist in Fore Word Literary Magazine for Book of the Year. I'm not particularly a fan of westerns, but I value the opinion of the magazine. The human drama in the story was captivating, making the old west much more interesting than I had anticipated. The story is good; it has action, romance, commitment, betrayal, and pathos. I found myself becoming the young lady who was fighting for her life, facing danger, and falling in love.
Book Reviews - Ramsey N.
I love westerns and this story had it all! Cowboys, Indians, good guys, bad guys, gunfights, family devotion and sacrifice. Sex, love, betrayal and the will to fight and live! Interesting story. Makes you want to turn the page! Stayed up late several nights in a row to find out "what happens next?" Would love to see more on Sylvester and Desert Flower. Possibly a sequel? Many twists and surprises!
Book Reviews - Janie B.
For someone who doesn't usually enjoy anything much in the area of Westerns, I truly did enjoy this book. It captivates from the very beginning and doesn't let go until the last word on the last page. It reads very quickly and there are a lot of surprising plot twists which make it that much more enjoyable. It gives the reader a lot to think about in terms of the harshness of life at this time in history and also the clash of cultures and ideas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781419668531
Publisher:
BookSurge, LLC
Publication date:
07/30/2007
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.57(d)

Meet the Author

Tim Lister earned a BA degree in Physical Education & Psychology from Sacramento State University in Sacramento, California, an MS degree in Counseling from Wright-State University in Dayton, Ohio, and an Ed.D. degree in Educational Psychology from the University of South Dakota. Dr. Lister has worked as a college counselor in California for the last 30 years. In addition to his new book, Massacre at Pilgrims' Pass, he wrote the nonfiction book, Man Greatest Fear, the Final Phase of Human Evolution, (under the pseudonym Tim Marshall, and available from Amazon.com), the crisis intervention training manual, To Care Is Not Enough, and the management skills manual, I'd Understand You If, You'd Just Make Sense. He has also written two screenplays: Massacre at Pilgrims' Pass, and The Commitment. He is married to a pianist/songwriter from the Ukraine.

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