Frank Mann Pits Law Against Crime in Gold Rush Era Historical Fiction Set in Central America

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Author Announces Release of ‘The Los Cruces Trail’

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“My books aren’t slow moving,” he says. “They’re the opposite. They give the bandits – as well as the readers – credit for having brains. I try to make my books what it used to be like, not what it will be in the future.”

In “The Los Cruces Trail” (published by Trafford Publishing), the new historical fiction novel by Frank Mann, a group of crime bosses face the end of their time in power when a group of men arrive in Panama to bring justice and safety back to the people.

During the California Gold Rush, the Los Cruces Trail was created to give people a safe place to transport goods from one ocean to the other through Panama. Mann takes readers into this world at a time when people were actively attempting to clean up Central America and make Panama a safer place.

An excerpt from “The Los Cruces Trail”:

“They had two rooms upstairs and a ground floor room with two windows each. Six windows over looking the gold, And a man at every window with a shotgun, rifle and hand gun, and plenty of ammunition. They searched the hotel from top to bottom, to make sure no outlaws were hiding in the hotel. And desk clerk, if the outlaws are holding anybody hostage, you had better tell us now, or you and the hostage will die.”

Mann focuses on the mind games, or the psychological battles, between the bandit bosses of the region in addition to the men who are trying to put an end to their reign. “My books aren’t slow moving,” he says. “They’re the opposite. They give the bandits – as well as the readers – credit for having brains. I try to make my books what it used to be like, not what it will be in the future.”

“The Los Cruces Trail”
By Frank Mann
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 280 pages | ISBN 9781466985353
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 280 pages | ISBN 9781466985339
E-Book | ISBN 9781466985346
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Frank Mann served in the U.S. Navy for four years. He retired from NASA after he invented the universal precision sine bar attachment. Mann lives and writes in Manchester, Tenn.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, Inc. author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit trafford.com.
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