Owen wakes up in the Montana Territory tied to a wooden pole in the middle of a Blackfoot Indian village. He doesn’t remember his name, where he came from, or anything about his past. The Blackfoot Indians believe a book that was lying beside Owen when he was captured has spiritual powers and helped him survive an attack when all the others in his large wagon train were killed.
When Owen is restored to health, a Blackfoot chief named Askuwheteau forces him to play a game called the chase game to see if the book he carried with him has spiritual powers. If Owen survives this game, which no captive or warrior has before, it will prove the book they call Big Medicine has spiritual powers and his life will be spared. If he loses the game he will die and they will destroy the book. Can Owen outlast the twelve-armed Blackfoot warriors chosen to chase him with just the arrow he pulled out of the ground to start the chase game?
At the same time, a white woman held captive by Chief Askuwheteau since her childhood had prayed to God every day to send someone to rescue her and take her back to her own people. Just when she thought her prayers had been answered, a Blackfoot warrior named Megedagik traded ten Appaloosas for her and took her away to be his squaw. Had God forgotten her or had he always planned on her living among the Blackfoot Indians?
In another part of the Montana Territory, hostile Indians besiege Fort Pennington. Supplies and ammunition are running low while the defenders inside the fort fight two Indian tribes for their lives. Can a dispatch rider named Corporal Kessler, a scruffy old mountain man named Hobbs, and a book the Blackfoot call Big Medicine save the lives of the soldiers and settlers defending Fort Pennington, or will they all be killed by the hostile Indians besieging the fort?
Quint Hayes is a Preacher in Abilene, Kansas who came home one night to find his wife and son murdered and then was shot and left for dead by the same outlaws that killed his family. After recovering from his gunshot wounds he turns in his Bible and picks up his old revolver and then leaves Abilene to seek vengeance against the outlaws that killed his family.
Emmett Sanders escaped from Yuma Territorial Prison after his dying cellmate, Macallum, told him where four bags of gold coins were hidden near a stagecoach station called Canyon Station. He is pursued by Marshal Zane Graves who is dispatched by a judge in Tucson to capture Emmett and bring him back to Yuma.
Cora Jennings is heartbroken after her husband, Arthur, is robbed and murdered by a thug in New York City. She feels lonely and decides to start a fresh new life out in the Arizona Territory by reuniting with her Uncle who runs a stagecoach station called Canyon Station.
All four of these individuals take different paths and have different reasons for traveling to Canyon Station. Will God have any influence on their lives as they deal with outlaws, Apaches and many other obstacles along their way? Read Canyon Station to find out.
I've published the following four books:
Ransom, Canyon Station, Big Medicine and Old Washington.
Women throughout the Arizona Territory are being kidnapped and then taken to an outlaw sanctuary called Pandemonium where they become slaves of the outlaws who reside there. Every rescue attempt by sheriffs, marshals, and posses have failed, and the soldiers from Fort Apache and Fort Bowie are too busy fighting the Chiricahua Apaches to offer any help.
One wealthy rancher, Wallace Blanchard, whose two daughters, Ella and Laura, have been kidnapped and taken to Pandemonium offers a huge reward to anyone crazy enough to ride to the outlaw sanctuary, find his two daughters, and then bring them both safely back to him. Only a few men respond to the Blanchard’s offer, and the few who do are killed attempting to rescue Ella and Laura. Just when Wallace Blanchard had given up all hope of ever seeing his two daughters again, two prisoners from Yuma Territorial Prison, named Isaac Hastings and Rusty Young, volunteer to try to rescue Laura and Ella in exchange for a full pardon if they are successful in their rescue attempt. Can Isaac and Rusty fight through hostile Apache Territory, survive demons from their past, and help Ella and Laura Escape from Pandemonium, or will they both fail, leaving Laura and Ella trapped in the outlaw sanctuary for the rest of their lives?