Format: Mass Market Paperbound
Dimensions: 416 pages, 6.75 × 4.25 × 1.03 in
Published: February 15, 1991
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0812513924
ISBN - 13: 9780812513929
Read from the Book
Long Ride Home CHAPTER ONE The gusting wind blowing out of the black night whipped the tail of the horseman''s mount, almost staggering the animal with each icy blast. Theodor Belk sat hunched on the horse, his body giving slightly to the wind as he stared longingly at the small town that lay below the rocky ridge. Yellow light from the windows reflected on the cold, white drifts of snow. Another gust jerked impatiently at the man''s coat and fluttered the brim of his snow-encrusted hat. The horse blewsoftly and shifted his back to the wind and the stinging sleet. "Ho, shuh. Easy boy," Theo coaxed to the frosty ear that swung his direction. The sorrel vented a sigh as if in reply and sniffed futilely for the warm stable he knew lay below. Theo Belk was tired. He was well bundled in a worn army greatcoat. His soogan provided protection from the ever-curious wind and snow that worried the loose wraps of his clothing. Ice rimmed the bandana that pulled the brim of the battered felt hat down over his ears. "There she is boy. Down there in that house with the pretty red shutters. She married a no-account storekeeper. That''s what they told us over to Radersburg." He emphasized the last with a stream of brown tobacco juice that stained the crusted snow. "Said she wanted to marry a man that would stay at home. Said she couldn''t marry a man who had shot someone. Wanted a name in the community, and a family, and ... Ah, hell!" "Let''s make tracks, horse." Theo flicked the reins and p
From the Publisher
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.
About the Author
W. Michael Gear, who holds a master''s degree in archaeology, has worked as a professional archaeologist since 1978. He is currently principal investigator for Wind River Archaeological Consultants.
W. Michael Gear and his wife, Kathleen O''Neal Gear are co-authors of the First North American Series and Anasazi Mystery Series (USA Today bestsellers) and live in Thermopolis, Wyoming.
From Our Editors
"As a warning to those looking for the Hollywood stereotpyed hero, he won't be found in Long Ride Home . . . Theo Belk is as tough as a boiled owl and sometimes just as unsavory. . . ".--Douglas C. Jones, author of Gone the Dreams and Dancing. Gear is the co-author of the nationally bestselling People of the Wolf and People of the Fire. Reissue
"As a warning to those looking for the Hollywood stereotpyed hero, he won''t be found in Long Ride Home . . . Theo Belk is as tough as a boiled owl and sometimes just as unsavory. . . ".--Douglas C. Jones, author of Gone the Dreams and Dancing. Gear is the co-author of the nationally bestselling People of the Wolf and People of the Fire.