The Last Outlaw

The Last Outlaw

by Marino Amoruso
     
 
In all the history books about the Wild West, Cody Dalton is portrayed as a notorious bank robber. In 1899 he was convicted of five bank robberies in the Territory of New Mexico and spent 30 years in prison paying for his crimes. When Cody dies in 1933 at the age of seventy-eight, newspapers across the country perpetuate the legend of Dalton as an infamous western

Overview

In all the history books about the Wild West, Cody Dalton is portrayed as a notorious bank robber. In 1899 he was convicted of five bank robberies in the Territory of New Mexico and spent 30 years in prison paying for his crimes. When Cody dies in 1933 at the age of seventy-eight, newspapers across the country perpetuate the legend of Dalton as an infamous western outlaw.
But is this the truth?
Cody's daughter, Sarah, and his best friend, Jesse Carey tell a different story. They claim the Santa Fe and San Pietro "Rings" - groups of powerful and corrupt politicians, businessmen and lawyers who, at that time, controlled most of the economy and commerce in the vast and violent New Mexican Territory - framed and railroaded Cody because he would not sell to them something he owned and they desperately wanted. Cody's ranch, just outside the small town of San Pietro, had an abundance of what everybody needed in the southwestern area of the territory - water. So the men in the "Rings" used all their power in an effort to destroy Cody Dalton and take his land.
In New York a popular columnist for the New York Free Press named John Bondi reads the news of Dalton's passing with great interest. His instincts tell him that there is much more to this story than meets the eye. He convinces his editor to send him to New Mexico in the late summer of 1933 to seek the truth.
What John uncovers is an inspiring story of the courage, character and dignity Cody Dalton showed in battling the corruption, lies, deceit, manipulations and abuse of power he fought against - and the steep price he paid to hold on to what was rightfully his.
While in New Mexico John and Cody Dalton's daughter, Sarah, fall deeply in love and fervently hope they can build a life together. But the commitments and responsibilities both have in their lives and the thousands of miles that separate them are obstacles they must overcome to ever have a chance of realizing their dreams of a home and family.
The Last Outlaw is a moving and powerful story of how the flame of hope that burns eternal in the human heart can never be extinguished. It is this hope that enables us to endure, to pursue our dreams and believe that tomorrow will be better than today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781495359774
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
01/25/2014
Pages:
444
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Marino Amoruso, an award-winning filmmaker and author has written, directed and edited over 50 films for broadcast and cable networks. He's been nominated for four Emmy Awards, won the prestigious Western Heritage Award as well as awards at the New York Film Festival.
He has written nine books -
FICTION:
ACROSS 7TH STREET - a love story in the style of Nicholas Sparks.
THE SIXTH FAMILY - a gritty Mafia story, both riveting and funny.
MONROE CITY BLUES - baseball, prejudice and life lessons in 1960's South.
THE LAST OUTLAW - a NY reporter goes to New Mexico to uncover the truth about a legend.

NON-FICTION:
GIL HODGES: THE QUIET MAN - a revealing view of Gil's life and career and the controversial truth and secret deals that has kept Gil from his deserved place in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
BACK IN THE DAY: REFLECTIONS OF A BABY BOOMER - a collection of short stories; humorous and poignant views from a Baby Boomer.
BEING ITALIAN: A MEMOIR - Amoruso's award winning reflection of his life as an American-Italian Brooklyn boy, living with his immigrant family.
OUR CONTRIBUTIONS: THE ITALIANS IN AMERICA- the companion book to the film Pride & Passion: The Italians in America.
AUNT PHIL GALLO'S COOKBOOK - a wonderful collection of Italian family recipes.
Amoruso proudly received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Sons of Italy in America for his contributions in preserving Italian-American culture, history and heritage in his books and films.
Marino's passion for sports, entertainment, history, the American West and more are present in his films and books; which can all be seen on our website www.mymarfilms.com or search Marino Amoruso on Amazon.

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