Max Knight was born in Panama and grew up in the Canal Zone and in San Antonio, Texas. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1973 with a Bachelor’s degree in English. A Distinguished Military Graduate, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army and served honorably for twenty-four years as an Air Defense Artillery Officer, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. In addition to assignments within his basic branch, Max also specialized as a Foreign Area Officer with over sixteen years experience in both the European Theatre of Operations (Germany and Greece), and within U.S. Southcom (Panama, Honduras, and El Salvador). He received the Defense Superior Service Medal for his service in El Salvador during that country’s civil war. Max retired in 1997. After retiring from active duty, Max worked as the Director of Internal Operations for RCI Technologies in San Antonio, and also became the first volunteer docent at the Alamo for which he was recognized by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. However, following the tragic events of 9/11/2001, Max once again volunteered to serve his country by providing critical Counterintelligence support to the Department of Defense. He spent ten years as a DoD Contractor operating in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Central America. Max now resides with his wife, Janet “Gray,” in San Antonio where they have maintained a permanent home for the past twenty-two years. They have five children; Lisa, Max Lee (deceased), Brad, Brian, and Sean. Max also holds a Master’s of Science degree in Government from Campbell University. His first book, “Silver Taps,” a personal memoir of his relationship with his dad and his struggle to come to grips with his father’s death, was published by Outskirts Press, Inc. in March 2015.
Adam Dawson is the stranger travelling west through Texas. He's left the army and his best friend Autie because he's done with killing, and the two go hand in hand. He fought for years under Autie (everyone else knows him as Custer) and his Wolverines, and he wears the red bandana to prove it.
But blood starts to boil when the stranger comes to town, and blood starts to spill. Dawson finds himself in the middle of a land war and a love war, and nobody but nobody can make Dawson kill again.
In this riveting tale of man versus man, we learn through the fictional eyes of Adam Dawson, about the type of man General Custer was and the type of man Custer wanted to be.
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The story starts in Tennessee in 1840, with three strong young men, cousins, starting West with horses and mules, immediately being victims of an attempted robbery, which leaves one robber dead and the boys with a reputation and part of an international dispute.
The story follows their escapades and increasing tough reputations to the Ohio River and as they travel by barge to the Santa Fe trail and on to Santa Fe, where they trade successfully, narrowly avoiding the Mexican army. They return, much wiser, to several surprises.
The story involves a number of women and some tragic happenings and some joyful occasions and a display of faith in God and humanity.