In the aftermath of the bloody events recounted in the Time of Apache Tears, John Stone, the white man with the soul of an Apache warrior, continues his journey into the Arizona badlands. His path leads him to an isolated mountain town where a bloodthirsty killer with a bizarre taste for taking heads is loose. Using his Apache tracking skills, Stone is encouraged to take up the trail of the murderer.
His old enemy Jesse Lee Birger has surfaced and found himself a new and powerful ally who is intent on making lucrative deals in the burgeoning town of Las Vegas. Jesse Lee is at the heart of it but when he gets to hear of Stone again his enmity knows no bounds and he coldly sets out to seek revenge at whatever cost.
Their paths are destined to cross and with a new set of companions accompanying him, John Stone must call on the spirit of his great grandfather and all his resources to combat the encroaching threat.
About the Author
It’s not such a big step from pictures to writing. And that’s how it started out for me. I’ve illustrated more Western book covers than I care to mention and been doing it for a long time. No hardship, I hasten to add, I love the genre and have since a kid, although originally I made my name painting the cover art for other people, now at least, I manage to create covers for my own books. A long-term closet writer, only comparatively recently, with a family grown and the availability of self-publishing have I managed to be able to write and get my stories out there. As I did when illustrating, research counts a lot and has inspired many of my Westerns and Thrillers to have a basis in historical fact or at least weave their tale around the seeds of factual content. Having such a visual background, mostly it’s a matter of describing the pictures I see in my head and translating them to the written page. I guess that’s why one of my early four-star reviewers described the book like a ‘Western movie, fast paced and full of action.’ I enjoy writing them; I hope folks enjoy reading the results.