In Loren D. Estleman's Journey of the Dead, when Pat Garrett killed his poker buddy, Billy the Kid, he had no idea what a terrible emotional price he would pay. Haunted by memories of Billy, Garrett wanders the New Mexico desert in a fruitless pursuit of peace.
Deep in the same desert, an ancient Spanish alchemist searches for the fabled philosopher's stone. Resolutely alone in his quest he devotes his long life to hunting the secrets of the old gods.
As these two men seek answers to questions that have confounded mankind for centuries, their stories encompass the panorama of American history. This journey from wild frontier into the twentieth century is an unforgettable experience.
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|Publisher:||Tom Doherty Associates|
|File size:||265 KB|
About the Author
Loren D. Estleman is the author of more than fifty novels, including the Amos Walker, Page Murdock, and Peter Macklin series. Winner of three Shamus Awards, three Western Heritage Awards, four Spur Awards and many other literary prizes. He lives outside Detroit with his wife, author Deborah Morgan.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is the story of PAt Garret told by a 100+ year-old Spanish alchemist. At first the idea sounds a bit far out but actually the musings of the alchemist add depth to the story of Garret. Estleman writes traditional Zane Grey style oaters but he can also write frontier tales of considerable depth. His prose in this novel caught me by surprise. He seems to have put considerable effort into polishing it. If you like some of Larry McMurtry Western tales such as Buffalo Girls or Anything For Billy you might consider tracking this novel down.