Austin, TX (PRWEB) July 14, 2008
Driven by his faith in the land and the promise of the future, Clint Cooper has vowed to live in freedom or die in its defense in award-winning author C.E. Edmonson's "Prodigal of the Pecos" (ISBN 9781593305354, Aventine Press, 2008).
C.E. Edmonson made a hit with his thrilling Western novel "Peacemaker of the Pecos." Now readers can return to Edmonson's Texas of cowboys and outlaws in the action-packed new novel "Prodigal of the Pecos." Clint Cooper is the marshal in another town when he learns his brother, Jake, has been killed. He comes home to find the murderer, but he also finds an entire community held hostage by an unscrupulous land baron.
Montgomery Fitzgerald's hired guns terrorize Pecos County, killing ranchers and farmers and stealing their land. The sheriff refuses to help, but Clint will not back down from these callous gunslingers. He spearheads the effort to oppose the vigilantes, putting his own life at risk. His focus is not on revenge for his brother's murder but for justice and the restoration of order. The townspeople quickly come to admire Clint's courage and integrity--especially one woman.
Emily Patterson assumes all Western men are trigger happy and lack Eastern values. But Emily begins to notice Clint is different--she watches him closely and comes to admire his honesty and bravery. As Emily falls in love with Clint, he prepares for the final showdown with Fitzgerald and his gang. Can love survive amid bloodshed? Will romance wait for justice to prevail?
Edmonson creates a vivid yet raw tale of Wild West justice. An admirable hero and graphic page-turning action set "Prodigal of the Pecos" far above your typical cowboy story. Reviewers agree. Western Times Review declares "A convincing combination of wit and grit--the stuff of which the Old West was made!" Kirkus Reviews praises the novel as "A fast-paced historical western lively with high adventure, sharp dialogue and a stand-up hero." And Reader Views is convinced "your eyes will remain glued to the page." With its courageous, immovable hero, plenty of danger, and blossoming love, "Prodigal of the Pecos" brings the Wild West alive until the last gripping page.
About the Author
C.E. "Chuck" Edmonson grew up deep in the heart of Texas, just a stone's throw from the historic Alamo. His childhood summers were spent on the plains and cotton fields of West Texas, from which he developed a respect for the land, a love of history and a passion for the Wild West. He remains captivated by the enchantment of West Texas and is driven to capture in words the spirit of the region. Chuck now hangs his hat in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and two daughters.
"Prodigal of the Pecos" (ISBN 9781593305354, Aventine Press, 2008) can be purchased through local and online bookstores. For more information, visit http://www.pecosbooks.com. Publicity contact: http://www.ReaderViews.com. Review copies available upon request.