The West will never be the same . . . .
New Mexico, 1922.
The orphaned eighteen-year-old stablehand Rosalind Grundy is seduced by a married woman, and faces a lynching after the pair is surprised in flagrante delicto. But she manages to escape with the aid of a strange and aristocratic old man who calls himself Don Valiente.
Don Valiente, having read too many dime westerns, has come to believe that he is a famous gunfighter. He thinks Roz is a young man named Ross, and he takes her under his wing, intending to teach her and to revive "The Code Of The Caballeros."
Don Valiente and Roz embark on a series of comic adventures. But when they come upon a grisly murder scene and the trail of three escaped-convict killers, Roz realizes that her only chance to survive the imminent showdown and to reunite with her true love lies in her ability to separate Don Valiente's madness from the eternal truths in his teaching.
"The western dime novel meets Don Quixote and goes digital in this mash-up of hair-raising tales. It's a bold and sexy chase from end to end." - Fred Stenson, author of The Trade, Lightning, and The Great Karoo
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About the Author
John A. Aragon was born in Española, New Mexico. A former Forest Service "Hotshot" firefighter and Hall of Fame rugby player, he attended Saint John's College in Santa Fe and the University of New Mexico. Mr. Aragon is the father of two young adults and a practicing trial lawyer for thirty years. His first novel, Billy The Kid's Last Ride, was published by Sunstone Press in 2011. He works and writes in Santa Fe.
Mary W. Walters is an award-winning author of three novels, The Woman Upstairs (NeWest Press, 1987), Bitters (NeWest, 1999) and Rita Just Wants to Be Thin (2014) as well as a collection of short stories (Cool, River Books, 2000). She has won a Writers Guild of Alberta Award for Excellence in Writing, and her short fiction has been short-listed for such prizes as the CBC/Saturday Night Fiction Competition and the Journey Prize, and has been published in more than a dozen literary journals and magazines. She is also the author of Write an Effective Funding Application: A Guide for Researchers and Scholars (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009). She lives in Toronto.
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