Cheyenne, WY (PRWEB) February 26, 2007
La Frontera Publishing announced today that in September it will release "Ride the Trail of Death," a Western novel written by Kenneth L. Kieser, which will be made available through the University of New Mexico Press in its Fall 2007 catalog.
Set in Deadwood during the Black Hills Gold Rush period of the late 1870s, the historically-accurate novel includes many real-life characters from that time, including Deadwood Sheriff Seth Bullock and saloon owner Al Swearingen.
"Ride the Trail of Death" is a story of a family torn apart by the brutality of the West as it tries to relocate between Custer and Deadwood. The main character is Birch Rose, an 18-year-old boy who seeks revenge for his murdered parents and two younger brothers lost in the woods, presumably killed by Indians or animals.
Faced with being alone, Birch deals with sorrow, despair, anger, and a consuming desire for revenge. He becomes a Deadwood deputy sheriff and one of the fastest gunmen in the Dakota Territory. In the end, Birch confronts his family's killers, but finds his lust for vengeance is hollow. Reunited with his younger brothers, Birch comes to terms with life and reaches his own personal redemption.
"While this is his first novel, Kenneth L. Kieser is a veteran journalist and writer," said Mike Harris, publisher of La Frontera Publishing. "Kieser's name is known to many readers of outdoors publications, and his outdoors column appears in several newspapers and magazines. The Kansas City-area writer's feature articles also can be found on several outdoors Web sites. We are pleased to help him bring out his first historical fiction novel."
About La Frontera Publishing
Cheyenne, Wyoming-based La Frontera Publishing publishes historic fiction and non-fiction books about the American West. Its Web site can be found at http://www.lafronterapublishing.com and reached at (307) 778-4752.