A Hard Kept Secret: Contemporary Western Adventures
Ross Brandons heroes have always been cowboys. From the time he learned to read, Ross has been an avid fan of Louis L Amour, the worlds best-selling frontier novelist. Ross is captivated by L Amours unique writing voice, the honesty and rugged individualism of the characters, and the way the stories are woven around real events and places in the Old West. Louis L Amour wrote about what he knew: he had lived an exciting, and sometimes hard, life, he knew the West, and his stories were all the more captivating because of the historical accuracy. Even after years as a successful Washington, D.C. attorney, Ross has never lost a deep-seated longing to be in the great outdoors, riding his trusty steed across the frontier. When a friend suggests they spend their vacation following the trail of one of L Amours better-known characters, Sackett, Ross agrees immediately. Their plan is to find and visit as many of the places mentioned in the novel, although they would do it astride motorcycles, (modern day steeds) and not horses. Traveling through the magnificent and breathtaking Sangre de Cristo and San Juan Mountains of Northern New Mexico and Southwestern Colorado, Ross and his friends learn the fascinating, exciting, wild history of the areavigilantes, fierce Indians, Texas Rangers, a mountain man turned king, skilled knife-fighters, and even about the demise of Bob Ford, the dirty little coward who shot Mister Howard and laid poor Jesse [James] in the grave. Their pilgrimage starts out deceptively simple, but they soon encounter far more than they bargained for, and end up in a deadly struggle for their lives against vicious modern-day outlaws. This then is a story of discovery, drama, danger, and adventure, all the while paying homage to one of the greatest Western story-tellers of all time: Louis L Amour.
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