Drawing on actual events that took place in Wyoming in 1893, Vengeance on the Sweetgrass begins four years after innocent homesteaders Emma Waldroup and Jack Antrim were lynched for rustling by six cattle barons. Cowboy Frank Brennan, an eye-witness to the hanging, returns to Graphite County vowing to bring justice with his testimony. But the courts won't help him and Brennan sets out to impose his own revenge, touching off a storm of violence. When the lynchers strike back, cowhand-turned-homesteader and newly-elected county sheriff, Glenn Hardaman steps in to square accounts. Justice comes in gunfire and blood. Strangely, Hardaman's best ally is lovely Angelina Boutwell, strong-willed daughter of the most powerful of the lynchers, appalled to learn of her father's complicity. Unexpected help also comes from a deadly ex-plainsman - one the the six who hanged Emma and Jack that day on the banks of the Sweetgrass River.
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About the Author
Charles F. Price writes historical fiction about ordinary people confronted by extraordinary events in the past. He is interested in history not simply for its own sake, but as it sheds light on the problems and issues of today. He is the author of six published novels and one nonfiction work forthcoming in Spring of 2013 entitled Season of Terror: The Espinosas in Central Colorado, March – October, 1863 (University Press of Colorado). He has published several articles on Western history in Colorado Central Magazine, Salida, CO, and on the cavalry operations of the Southern Continental Army and its commander Major General Nathaniel Greene for the online magazine Southern Campaigns of the American Revolution (Camden, SC). Four of his novels are set in the Appalachian Mountains starting with the Civil War and going into the later 1890's. His fifth novel is Nor the Battle to the Strong, A Novel of the American Revolution in the South. Vengeance on the Sweetgrass is his sixth novel.