A nation is staggering to its feet after the long, devastating Civil War. The West is full of dreamers, wanderers, fighters and builders. One man has a plan to build a railroad--that plunges him into a brutal battle for survival. In A Land Of Beauty And Death. . . In the high rocky mountains, Civil Veteran Marshall Brewster has a vision of wealth and fame. Under the tutelage of a hardened railroad tycoon, Brewster will build a railroad connecting Colorado's booming silver mines to a country starved for wealth--and maybe win himself the hand of a beautiful woman in the process. But as in war, Brewster's plan is soon shattered by the enemy: an angry, proud and desperate tribe of Cheyene warriors, a competing railroad baron and the ruthless, murderous hired guns at his beck and call. . . On a landscape of towering mountains, driving sw and clear rushing streams, the blood of fighters and incents is being shed. And for a man who thought he already had his fill of war, ather is just beginning--with retreat, surrender, and even bloodier than the war he left behind. . .
Long a western enthusiast, Lords of an Empty Land is Randy Denmon's third novel. His first novel, The Lawless Frontier, was a finalist for the Western Writers of America Spur Award. True West magazine has cited Randy as a writer who takes the reader to places rarely visited by the average western writer, and American Cowboy magazine has called him a promising new voice in the genre.Randy has a fourth western novel scheduled for publication in 2015, also with Kensington.Randy was born, raised, and still resides in Louisiana. A Gulf War veteran, he is a practicing civil engineer when not writing.