Seduced by the false promise of easy riches and endless pleasures in the saloons and gambling dens of the raw Oregon frontier of the mid-1800's, Jake Eriksson is caught in a quagmire that threatens to destroy him. While traveling with trusted companion Lafe Cawkins and trying to protect his love, Ellie Warren, Jake must avoid the murderous intentions of Malachai Winter. The torment that Jake endures in his painful quest for redemption, and the obstacles he conquers on his suspenseful and mystical journey to recovery, are the ingredients for a vivid, sensitive and moving human drama. The thrilling action of a wild horse roundup, a stampede and the roar of outlaw guns speeds A Dark Trail Winding toward an explosive and exciting resolution.
Pete Peterson is highly regarded as a writer and as an award-winning artist whose paintings are featured on the covers of this and other books. He is the great-grandson of a Confederate veteran and descended from Cherokees who trudged the Trail of Tears. He is a devotee and student of frontier history and fiction, and a lover of western art. He resides with his wife in Oklahoma.