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About the author:
I'm Kit Prate. I grew up in a small town in the Midwest; a great place where people never locked their doors and where the neighbors watched out for each other and all the children. Consequently, we had to work very hard to get into mischief without getting caught.
In my case, it was pretty easy. I was a tomboy. I fished, I hiked; I explored acres of open fields, carrying my own Red Ryder BB Gun. My real playground was the stockyards.
It was a wonderful world. Horses, cattle; real cowboys who tended the livestock and who allowed me and my best friend-within reason-free run of the barns and the corrals.
You can learn a lot from cowboys. How to roll a cigarette, how to fashion a proper hangman's noose, how to ride bareback at a full run, and how to tuck and roll when you fall off. (And you do fall off.) You also learn to be respectful to your betters; to say yes, ma'am, and yes, sir. Oh. And to never get your thumb caught when you dally a rope.
Of course, there were some drawbacks. Until I started school, I actually thought the proper name for bovines was goddamnmiserablesonsonsofbitches; all one word.
And so began a life-long love affair with all things cowboy. History, fiction; great movies without computer enhanced special effects; in other words, open country.
Years later, when I was working as a subcontractor for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, I had the opportunity to rekindle that love. There was nothing better than a weekend on horseback riding through places like Monument Valley, the hill country in Texas, the deserts in Arizona, the vastness of the Sioux reservation; or the same country where Billy the Kid rode, and ultimately died.
I don't write history. I write western fiction; what could have been. Stories of strong men and women who survived the best and the worst the West had to offer.
All in all; it has been a great life. Especially with four kids tossed into the mix. Every day is a gift, and a surprise.
Visit me at: http://kitprate.blogspot.com/
Long Ride to Limbo
FOR GOLD, GOD, AND GLORY...
Hernando Cortez had lived his life. The glory had been his. God watched over his deathbed and the gold...its secret soon to be buried with him.
Ten years ago, Reese Sullivan rode away from his wife, Vanessa, and young son, Trey. His reasons were strong. And his own.
Vanessa used her beauty and cleverness to land kind, generous Wes Underwood. Now he is dead. Ambushed and robbed. With a cold irony, she has come to Detective Reese Sullivan to hunt down the killers.
Now an angry and bitter son will ride with the father he hates to avenge the death of the father he loved-and something more; to reclaim what was taken from his stepfather's body-the key to a vast and fabled treasure. They will embark on a perilous journey that will pit father and son against unseen enemies, natural disaster, and each other-while back home the women they love face an unimagined danger at the terrifying end of the
- Publication Date:
- Nov 18 2010
- 1456330233 / 9781456330231
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5.25" x 8"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Fiction / Westerns