War Paint

· Loose Cannon
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About this ebook

George Alwood III, is a spoiled and rich young man who heads west to
become a mountain man in 1825. Taken under wing by two experienced
old mountain men, George Alwood the third becomes Bear Killer the
mountain man.

After a short visit with Shoshoni Indians, Bear Killer finds
himself with an unwanted wife and though he resist's, he eventually
learns to love her. A cold and hard winter in the mountains brings him
closer to his bride, as he learns to live as a mountain man, and just
before spring she informs him a child will soon come. Content now, with a
canvas shelter, campfire, dried meat, and soon to be family, Bear Killer
reflects on his rich and pampered background.

After his wife and unborn child are killed by white men, the young mountain
 man makes a promise to avenge their deaths and he's swept up into a deep
sense of rage. He finds, however, the men he is searching for are hard men to pin down and even harder to kill. 

Reviewers say:

"War Paint is a blood-thirsty brutal book. It will disappoint those who seek the triumph of good over evil.
    —James Drury, "The Virginian".

“As a (Senior) Master Sergeant in the US military, W. R. Benton became a man of action and lived the “code of the west,” which is very well reflected in his westerns and especially in his newest, WAR PAINT, an action-packed story of love, struggle, betrayal, and revenge set in the wildness of the Old West. It is a must read for anybody who loves westerns. You will not be able to put the book down.”
    —Don Bendell, Author of 23 books, including the western Colt series, with over 1.5 million books in print worldwide.

“WAR PAINT is for the western reader who wants to read something different, and for the western enthusiast who likes to know there is accuracy and authenticity in them thar pages. It’s an exceptionally good read, excellent plot, beautifully drawn characters, and well sustained from start to finish.”
    —Mel Hague, Author of Death on a Rope, and others, and Recording Artist of 17 albums

Keywords: mountain man, indian, fur trade, western, old west, trapper, Western, Sioux

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About the author

W.R. Benton is a retired United States military senior non-commissioned officer (E-8). He is a graduate of a number of U.S. Air Force Survival Schools, including Arctic, Water (Sea and Ocean), Mountain, and Jungle survival schools. He spent twelve years teaching parachuting techniques and survival skills to Air Force aircrew members as a Life Support Instructor.

Mr. Benton currently works as a fiction author and freelance Wilderness Survival/Outdoor writer for a number of North American Magazines (Buck Masters, Modern Survival, Big Game Hunt, and many others). 

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