A gripping historical novel of love and vengeance starring Harry Longbaugh, better known as the Sundance Kid.
Legend has it that bank robber Harry Longbaugh and his partner Robert Parker were killed in a shootout in Bolivia. That was the supposed end of the Sundance Kid and Butch Cassidy.
Sundance tells a different story. At the beginning of the twentieth century, Longbaugh is very much alive, though serving in a Wyoming prison under an alias.
When he is released in 1913, Longbaugh reenters a changed world. Horses are being replaced by automobiles. Gas lamps are giving way to electric lights. Workers fight for safety, and women for the vote. What hasn’t changed are Longbaugh’s ingenuity, his deadly aim, and his love for his wife, Etta Place.
It’s been two years since Etta stopped visiting him, and, determined to find her, Longbaugh follows her trail to New York City. Confounded by the city’s immensity, energy, chaos, and crowds, he learns that his wife was very different from the woman he thought he knew. Longbaugh finds himself in a tense game of cat and mouse, racing against time before the legend of the Sundance Kid catches up to destroy him.
By turns suspenseful, rollicking, and poignant, Sundance is the story of a man dogged by his own past, seeking his true place in this new world.
Historians agree: Sheriff Pat Garrett killed Billy the Kid, July 14, 1881. Why? Because Pat Garrett and Pete Maxwell said he did. Garrett's claim has been shrouded in controversy from the very beginning. One hundred thirty years later the controversy persists. Why? Because there are contradictions, irregularities and unanswered questions that simply won't go away. John Poe, Garrett's deputy on the scene that night, and others question Garrett's claim. They suggest he killed the wrong man and covered it up. We are left with the question: is Garrett's claim proven beyond the shadow of doubt; or is it a hastily conceived cover-up?
Award-winning author Paul Colt follows Billy the Kid's outlaw adventures and unlikely young love affair to that fateful encounter with Sheriff Pat Garrett in Pete Maxwell's bedroom. Colt gives the reader insights into the Kid's life with richly visual settings and believable characters.
Wyoming holds the promise of a bright future for newlyweds Cole and Ann Bonner. Alongside Ann’s sister, her husband, and their children, the young couple have braved the long, hard road across Nebraska in hopes of building a new life for themselves on a tract of land near Crow Creek Crossing.
But their dreams of a fresh start are quickly cut short. While Cole is away in town, a gang of outlaws led by the vicious Slade Corbett raids the family homestead, leaving behind a smoking ruin and the mutilated bodies of everyone Cole holds dear.
The horror and anguish are almost too much for him to bear and they transform this once easygoing young man into a grim avenger. With cold, merciless determination, Cole vows to track down every last member of the gang and make them pay in blood.
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Chance Lassiter is comfortable on a horse, not in front of a camera. But public relations expert Felicity Sinclair thinks he'd be the perfect spokesman to restore the Lassiters' tarnished image. There isn't much the wealthy rancher wouldn't do for his family, so he welcomes the sexy consultant to his ranch, wondering if she'll sink or swim on his territory. Soon he's the one drowning—in passion. This city girl sure knows how to handle herself. But when it comes to handling him? It's time for Chance to show Felicity what a real cowboy is all about.