Tim Lister's Massacre at Pilgrims' Pass is a compelling and fast-paced saga set in the hostile West of 1866. At Pilgrims' Pass, Cheyenne warriors attack a wagon train of pioneers and kill all except for a young Harvard-educated surgeon (Sylvester), who is left for dead, and his sister (Mimi) who is taken captive. In his quest to rescue his beloved sister, Sylvester encounters people completely different from him in speech, education, social mores and dress. He struggles to understand these people as he, simultaneously, fights to survive life in the savage West. For instance, he is befriended by an old gunfighter (Luke) and his partner (Joshua). Luke and Joshua decide to help Sylvester even though they find it difficult to understand his Harvard-educated speech and his East coast demear. They also find Sylvester's igrance of the West to be aggravating, even life-threatening. While searching for his sister, Sylvester meets a beautiful Sioux Indian maiden who captivates his heart. Ultimately, he must choose between remaining in the West with the woman he loves, or returning to the civilized East to the culture he craves.
Tim Lister earned a BA degree in Physical Education & Psychology from Sacramento State University in Sacramento, California, an MS degree in Counseling from Wright-State University in Dayton, Ohio, and an Ed.D. degree in Educational Psychology from the University of South Dakota. Dr. Lister has worked as a college counselor in California for the last 30 years. In addition to his new book, Massacre at Pilgrims' Pass, he wrote the nonfiction book, Man Greatest Fear, the Final Phase of Human Evolution, (under the pseudonym Tim Marshall, and available from Amazon.com), the crisis intervention training manual, To Care Is Not Enough, and the management skills manual, I'd Understand You If, You'd Just Make Sense. He has also written two screenplays: Massacre at Pilgrims' Pass, and The Commitment. He is married to a pianist/songwriter from the Ukraine.