"Haunting and Emotional. If Ghost Rider were a cowboy, this would be his backstory."
"A more efficient beauty amidst mud-encrusted gore can't be found."
For a man who has the courage to look life in the teeth, everything is black and white. J.T. McCutchen has made a living by this philosophy. So far it's served him well.
Busted down From Texas Ranger to private security for an oil company in a muddy boomtown, McCutchen is holding his life together via discipline and sheer will. But attempts on his father's life combined with a plague ravaging the countryside threaten to open a closet full of bones. Now the ex-ranger's about to learn, when you've seen things that won't let you live, it's either you or the bones.
"Originally published as part of a serial entitled, Reefer Ranger Rides Again, the short story McCutchen’s Bones appeared in a pared down manner, names and places altered to avoid undue scrutiny from the powers it laid bare. What you have before you is the unabridged version. Consider yourself forewarned, the contents of this horrifying and heroic tale are as volatile as a truckload of nitro-torpedoes en route to the oil fields described within!" ~ Professor Jim Buckner, Geology Dept.; University of Texicas
Note from the Editor:
The Truth in History Society (THS), commonly known as lost file conspiracists, have beat their drum for nearly a dozen years. I, like most, ignored them. Unlike most, I was kidnapped. While initially ticked off by this, not getting exploded (another story altogether) ultimately balanced the scales.
Since then I have rigorously set about curating and editing all known Lost DMB Files while maintaining as scientific of an approach to these pulpy stories as possible. Now I count myself among the zealous believers in their authenticity, not simply as pulp fiction, but as journalistic tales preserving historic fact.
My promise to the reader is to seek out these Lost DMB files and present them to you unabridged and unaltered from their original intent for as long as I am able. I also vow to do my best to allow you to draw your own conclusions as to their historical value and contemporary commentary. (I’ll refrain from my preachy tendencies as best I can!)
Finally, be forewarned. Becoming lost in these “lost files” and the world they reconstruct is difficult to resist. May what once was lost be found.
Professor Jim “Buck” Buckner
All known Lost DMB Files (including assumed gaps):
Reefer Ranger (#9)
Del Rio Con Amor (#14)
Fistful of Reefer (#17)
The Austin Job (#18)
Hell’s Womb (#22)
Get Doc Quick (#24)
McCutchen’s Bones (#25)
Twitch and Die! (#26)
Paraplegic Zombie Slayer (#35)
Fourth Horseman (#43)
David has published non-fiction as well as novels, shorts and novellas within the Lost DMB Files universe. Feel free to google, poke, fan or like him, but do it fast before he's disappeared by the FBI. (After that all inquires will have to be sent through the Dept. of Homeland Security.)
Raised in Central Texas, David Mark Brown learned to ride horses at a young age. Then learned to hate them after a disastrous attempt to impress a girlfriend. He was five.
Turning instead to a life of poetry and prose he eventually migrated north to the University of Montana (the Berkeley of the Rockies) and became the Redneck Granola.
Falling in love with a chainsaw wielding mountain woman forced him to reconsider his chosen career path--Hemingway on a sailboat. Instead he illuminated the path of life to college students as a spiritual guide for over a dozen years while his wife (now a pharmacist) squirreled away enough acorns for David to embrace the sultry world of commercial fiction.
After legally snatching a little Vietnamese boy and creating another son via more natural means the happy family settled in Idaho. David still rides horses, but only in black and never for fun.