Rescuing Crockett

Rescuing Crockett

by David Z. Pyke
Rescuing Crockett

Rescuing Crockett

by David Z. Pyke


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"A thrilling historical drama, as engrossing as it is edifying." ⁠—⁠Kirkus Reviews

"The characters are well-fleshed out, as real as a Texas storm, and the propulsion of the storyline keeps one glued to the narrative until the very end." Historical Fiction Company

A hero lost in battle. A shocking discovery. And a daring odyssey that will put a young man squarely in the crosshairs.

1838. Silas Grant prepares for a future with the girl of his dreams. The resourceful sixteen-year-old is learning the blacksmith trade from his father and frontier skills from Texas Revolution veterans. But when a portrait of David Crockett triggers hope that the famous fighter didn't die two years earlier at the Alamo, Silas joins a quest for the truth.

Exploring a world healing from the war, Silas and his companions investigate the accounts of Alamo survivors, follow the trail of the Mexican army's retreat, and pursue a witness to the final moments inside the Alamo. Their journey turns lethal as layers of the last stand's legend peel away to reveal an astonishing secret.

Will their discoveries stun a nation or ignite a fatal showdown?

Rescuing Crockett is the gripping first book in the Silas Grant series of historical adventure thrillers. If you like stories that weave fiction and history, coming-of-age tales, and nail-biting twists, you'll love David Z. Pyke's captivating epic.

Buy Rescuing Crockett to leave no man behind!

"Rousing adventure, engaging camaraderie between the characters, a smoldering romance.... The story moves fast, despite Pyke's feel for immersive scenic detail and welcome commitment to historical plausibility.... keeping the excitement up while never losing sight of the cast's humanity." —BookLife by Publishers Weekly

"Thoroughly researched with beautifully detailed descriptions." —International Review of Books

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781959440024
Publisher: Leonard Street Publishing
Publication date: 06/13/2023
Series: Silas Grant , #1
Pages: 378
Sales rank: 350,656
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

David Z. Pyke has always been a writer. His relationship with words began in elementary school, where he read Beowulf and Dracula by the time he was 10 years old. He wrote his first stories for newspapers when he was 15 and has written professionally for 47 years.His passion stems from his heritage: Pyke is a native Texan related to one of the Alamo defenders. His great-great-great-great-great-granduncle, Isaac Millsaps, was one of the Immortal 32, the reinforcements from Gonzales who answered William Barret Travis's call for help, rode to San Antonio, and died in the Alamo on March 6, 1836.In 1991, a mutual friend introduced David to Suzanne, an English literature teacher from Missouri. Their first date was on a Friday the 13th. She later confessed that before that first date, she read some of his stories to make sure he could write. Apparently, he received a passing grade. They were engaged five months later, married four months after that, and in 2022 celebrated their 30th anniversary.
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