“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.

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By Don Kidwell -TOP 500 REVIEWER -on December 25, 2016
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“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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Kurt James was born and raised in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. With family roots in western Kansas and having lived in South Dakota for 20 years Kurt naturally had become an old western and nature enthusiast. Over the years Kurt has become one of Colorado’s prominent nature photographer’s through his brand name of Midnight Wind Photography. His poetry has been featured in the Denver Post, PM Magazine and on 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado. Kurt is also a feature writer for HubPages and Creative Exiles with the article’s focused on Colorado history, ghost towns, outlaws, and poetry. Inspired at a young age by writers such as Jack London, Louis L’Amour and Max Brand have formed Kurt’s natural ability as a storyteller. Kurt has published 7 novels all based in and around the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Using the Midnight Wind Publishing brand Kurt has also released a poetry collection called the wandering man collection - Poetry and Thoughts of a Wandering Man - (Uniquely Colorado edition) and now this collection - Poetry and Reflections of a Wandering Man (Random Thoughts edition). Kurt has also published 3 historical reference books, and one humor book. All are available in print or download on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads and other fine bookstores. And a few shady bookstores as well. Kurt is working on his 9th Colorado adventure tale novel “Rocky Mountain Moonshiner”.

7 thoughts on “ROCKY MOUNTAIN RECKONING – By Kurt James

    • August 9, 2017 at 1:45 PM

      Thanks Phyllis.. feel free to share as many and any where you want…lol

  • August 12, 2017 at 1:41 PM

    Great start Kurt, I just downloaded the Kindle edition at where I have my Canadian account. I’m looking forward to reading your wonderful book “Rocky Mountain Reckoning.” Cheers

    • August 12, 2017 at 9:06 PM

      I hope you enjoy a good western adventure, because you just got one. Thanks for the download and if you enjoy the book, a review would be awesome and much appreciated. If you don’t enjoy the book, then never mind….lol…

  • August 12, 2017 at 9:14 PM

    My friend with all the rave reviews you have already, I’m certain to enjoy the book immensely. Indeed I will send you off a review once I’ve absorbed it completely. Looking forward to diving in;-)


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