“Rocky Mountain Reckoning” is the first book in my Rocky Mountain series. Available on Amazon in print or download.
Lucas Eldridge is a loving and generous man and while away from home from his ranch in Morrison, Colorado two Mexican bandits Juan and Jose Verdugo savagely murdered his wife Belle. What the Verdugo brothers did not count on is that Lucas Eldridge is a dangerous man that is not to be trifled with. For over two years Lucas is a man driven to exact justice and revenge from the bandit brothers that took everything he ever wanted and everything he ever loved when his wife died at their hands. In a pursuit through the Colorado Rocky Mountain wilderness that cover towns such as Breckenridge, Como, and Silver Plume and across the “Great Divide” Lucas sole purpose for living is to take the life from the Verdugos and condemn them to the depths of Hell. Lucas has become a hard and haunted man until he rescues the beautiful redheaded, green eyed Devon King the sister of a surveyor working for the Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad from Jose the youngest of the Verdugo brothers on top of Boreas Pass. Devon King is everything that Lucas departed wife was and his heart knows it, but his hatred for the Verdugos leaves no room for love. Or does it? Follow Lucas Eldridge in his western adventure as he battles the Verdugos and other outlaw’s, mountain lions, wolves and the deadly cold and snow of a Colorado winter in the high country of the Rocky Mountains in his quest for justice and finally love.
By Don Kidwell -TOP 500 REVIEWER -on December 25, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition
“I could not and would not let a woman soften my heart and make me care if I die for what I had to do and what I needed to finish, I needed a cold, black heart.” Traditional western tale centering around the pursuit of the lawless and hope for a life with a loved one thereafter was told with a Rocky Mountain flair I really enjoyed having visited the areas of the Continental Divide, Idaho Springs, Breckenridge and Mount Evans not that long ago of which the author CLEARLY knows very well. Loved the symbolism present in passages like “If a man lived the life as the elk do without shelter or fire for a winter and survived, he would be forever changed” and protagonist come across as eminently likable. A very good book or as I can borrow a line from the same “One to ride the river with.”
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