by Frank Kelso Publish: Nov 11, 2018Series: Jeb & Zach series.Action & AdventureHistorical Fiction
Zach hunted for gold. Claim-jumpers hunted for Zach. After they found him, they wished they hadn’t!
Jeb stayed in Eagle Pass, but Zach followed his dream from the Union POW camp to find gold. The first person he met warned him, “There ain’t no law in South Park, Colorado.” “This ain’t my problem. I’m staying clear of this mess,” Zach muttered, as he rode from the slap-dash mining town. The claim-jumpers tried to rough-up a lad not old enough to shave. Zach stopped them and gave a warning to leave him and the miner alone. The claim-jumpers tried to gang-up on a miner in town. He warned them again. The claim-jumpers mauled a miner guarding Zach’s gear and stole his mule. Zach found the two claim-jumpers leading his mule. He sent their body’s home with a note, “Horse and Mule thieves die when caught.” Zach told the miners, “I warned them twice. I don’t give a third warning.”
It’s a turnaround for the taciturn and solitary Zach. Can he convince the miners to consolidate to protect their gold claims? What will the claim-jumpers do when they learn Zach stands in their way? Will the miners follow Zach’s lead? In the midst of this, will Zach find his gold?
Action & AdventureHistorical FictionTeen & Young Adult
BIOGRAPHY Frank Kelso grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, the origin of the Santa Fe Trail. Historic sites, monuments, and statues abound highlighting the journey west. Frank has won several prizes for his writing. Most recently Frank’s short story Tibby’s Hideout in The Posse anthology that Frank edited and published is a finalist for the Western Fictioneer’s Peacemaker Award and a Finalist for the Will Rogers Medallion Award for 2017. Frank full length novel have received acclaim and have 143+ reviews. North in the Spring the sequel to The Apprenticeship of Nigel Blackthornis available on Amazon on Oct 8, 2019.
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