Rocky Mountain Ghost …

Ron Howard said – “Kurt James is the best western adventure writer since Zane Grey and better than Louis L’amour”


Matt Lee – a young trapper and mountain man – and his five closest friends, after hearing a tale of lost Spanish gold and the legend La Caverna Del Oro told by an old mysterious mountain man, decided to search for the cave of riches located above timberline on Marble Mountain, Colorado. The five close friends were jovial with their good luck after locating the lost cavern of gold. It would not be long before they realized that the haunted La Caverna Del Oro was protected by a band of Ute Indian warriors whose sole purpose was to prevent anybody from taking the gold and releasing what lived in the depths of the ancient cave. Matt Lee who was the sole survivor of a bloody battle had now stepped over the edge into insanity as the rage and chaos of what lived within the cave became one within him. For the next two years, Matt Lee in his madness would became the Ute Indians’ greatest enemy; they started calling him “Ghost.” One by one the Ute tribes would send their mightiest warriors against the Ghost. Matt Lee was forever doomed to this fate as the Ute enemy Ghost until a fateful day on a remote pond in the Middle Park Basin of Colorado changed the course of his life once again. Matt Lee stepped back over into the land of the rational the day he rescued a young Ute Indian princess from a mountain lion attack. For the next thirty years, Matt Lee’s forever love for his wife Walk With Ghost would keep the madness deep within his soul. Matt Lee and the love of his life just wanted to build their home and find sanctuary far from his haunted and bloody past in a hidden valley on Boreas Pass above the town of Como, Colorado – Redemption Valley. That would all change when Walk With Ghost was shot by a member of the Colorado 3rd U.S. Cavalry on the streets of Grand Lake, Colorado. Little did the U.S. Cavalry know that they had once again unleashed the legend known as “Ghost!” Follow this Kurt James western adventure of redemption and revenge of a man the Indians called “Ghost” as he battles Indians, racial hatred, mountain lions, avalanches, bounty hunters, and federal marshals in such towns and places as Grand Lake, Berthoud Pass, Guanella Pass, and Kenosha Pass of the Rocky Mountain frontier.

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What folks are saying about – “Rocky Mountain Ghost”

5 STARS – Another great read from Kurt James
By Dan M. Format: Paperback
Amazon – Verified Purchase
I just finished reading Rocky Mountain Ghost and just like Kurt James’s other two books in the series it was great. Once I started reading it I had a hard time putting it down till I was done. Kurt James is a great story teller and along with great story lines he gives you the feeling of actually being there with his descriptions of the surroundings and the history of the territory that is being described. I look forward to reading his future books and highly recommend that you read all the books in this series.

5 STARS – “What a great story!”
Amazon Customer – Format: Paperback
“What a great story ! As a former resident of Colorado, this story takes me back to places I have traveled, and still love, in my heart and memory. The characters are as real as looking at you, and the trials and tribulation they have to go through, are as my own. I will anxiously await the next novel by Kurt James, and devour it as ravenously as I did the last three, Thank you sir for your wondrous stories, and please, keep them coming.”

5 STARS – “This beautifully written western has it all.”
By Amazon Customer – Format: Paperback
“This beautifully written western has it all. Hope, despair, joy, hate, love…. I’m starting to fall in love with this Author. I highly recommend all of his books. This one is no exception. Great read!!”

5 STARS – “It was amazing” -Goodreads customer – Sid Waters “Another thrilling adventure of the old west from Kurt James. Enjoyed this as much as his other novels. I had heard about the Spanish Cave of Gold legend on Legends of the West and I am amazed of the tale he spun around this legend. Bravo Mr. James – Bravo.”








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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”.

10 thoughts on “ROCKY MOUNTAIN GHOST By Kurt James

    • August 19, 2017 at 7:32 PM

      Thanks Phyllis… aspiring authors need all the help we can get…lol.

    • August 20, 2017 at 6:50 AM

      Thanks Tony – great idea about deep-etching the moon…thanks for stopping.

  • August 20, 2017 at 7:47 AM

    A brilliant write up indeed. Keep up the great writing my friend, your a gift to Colorado and beyond. May your sales flourish and your pen never cease to be idle, nor your amazing mind cease revealing what’s hidden deep within it to your fans and loyal followers. Bravo.

    • August 20, 2017 at 7:56 AM

      Thank you Vincent – always look forward to your comments. I love writing westerns of my mountains. I am also working on my next novel, “The Keegan Trail” which begins in Western Kansas in Lane County where my folks are from and I spent my summers on my Grandpa and Uncle farms. Of course it all leads to the mountains of Colorado. How could it not…lol…

  • August 20, 2017 at 1:13 PM


    A wonderful tribute to your western novels. Colorado is blessed to have you in their Rocky Mountains. I remember John Denver, and loved his songs. I think you two could have been great friends.

    • August 20, 2017 at 1:15 PM

      Love John Denver and I listen to his music all the time. Thank you for your nice comments Tamara..

  • October 14, 2017 at 1:54 AM

    Awesome write up. Congrats and sharing. In reference to John Denver I know this could give any reader a Rocky Mountain high.

    • October 14, 2017 at 6:27 PM

      Thanks Rasma – I would like to think John Denver would approve..


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