There is a reason Long Ride Home has remained in print for twenty years. The vel is a classic. The gunman has become a romanticized American icon, but Gear dares to take us inside his gunfighter's troubled soul: that of a man teetering between destruction and salvation. Theo Belk is the quintessential gunfighter: rootless, ruthless, and deadly. In the fierce and lawless Western frontier of 1874 these traits were what was needed to stay alive. Haunted by the ghosts of the men he's killed, there is one man he has set out to destroy...Louis Gasceaux, the man who murdered his parents while a younger Theo watched. But the trail Theo's following is long and bloody...and Louis always seems to stay a few steps ahead.This is how it was--from gritty buffalo and gold camps to brawling, building towns like Denver, Cheyenne, and Dodge City, populated with ambitious dreamers, deluded fools, and pragmatic women.
W. MICHAEL GEAR is the author of thirteen novels including Morning River, Coyote Summer, and Big Horn Legacy. With his wife, Kathleen O'Neal Gear, he has coauthored twenty-two novels including the internationally bestselling First North Americans series. His books have been translated into twenty-three languages.