Originally published as a Dell paperback..
Twenty-year-old Jeremiah Bacon has
never fired a gun or even ridden a horse. Heís headed by train with his
parents from Boston to San Francisco to start a career as a concert
pianist. But his father is killed in a holdup of a Wells Fargo office in
Point of Rocks, Wyoming, and Jeremiah swears to catch the murderers no
matter what it takes.
He plunges into an entirely new world. His piano playing gets him a job
in a saloon, where heís introduced to cowboys and beer, poker and
brawls, and the beautiful, captivating Stacey. He grabs the chance to be
a stagecoach driver to South Pass City and becomes equally enamored of
Anita, the Wells Fargo agentís pretty daughter.
But it's his gunfighting lessons from Marshal Otis MacKenzie and his
drive for vengeance that takes him into deadly conflict with the
cold-blooded outlaws of the Red Desert Gang. He willingly puts his life
at stake to avenge his father, but at the same time he also learns a lot
about people and whatís really important in life.
Read Chapter 1