Borderline by Oklahoma-resident Cherokee author Robert J. Conley, a recipient of the Western Writers of America’s Owen Wister Award for Lifetime Contributions, is western historical action adventure novel , free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Pioneering imprint.
This was originally published in 1993 by Pocket Books using the two-word title Border Line, and is a sequel to Strange Company, which introduced the protagonists to each ohter during the Civil War. This story takes place in the historical Indian Territory after the Civil War, as a part-Cherokee man and his friend are desperate to save a family farm with the gold they have found, only to have it stolen by outlaws whom they must hunt down with the aid of the local Cherokee tribes. Offered worldwide, available @ Amazon.
Free for a limited time, available worldwide @ Amazon
Money is power in the wild west…
With more gold than either has ever seen, Dhu Walker and Ben Lacey are desperately scouting their way to Iowa, where Ben’s sister Katharine is fighting off creditors to keep hold of the family farm.
En route they happen upon a gang of outlaws, known as the Border Rats, holed up in Indian Territory after robbing a bank. Cherokee land is the ideal sanctuary for murderers and thieves like Newt Trainor.
The U.S. government forbids the tribes from arresting white men, and white lawmen rarely bother to do the job themselves.
When they meet, cordially at first, Trainer can smell the gold on Dhu and Ben, and he is determined to get his hands on it.
But Dhu Walker knows these parts; he’s part Cherokee himself. He calls on the aid of the toughest and smartest trackers the Cherokee Nation has to offer.
Together they must find a way to reclaim the gold and save Ben’s sister.
And if in the process they rid the West of a scourge like Newt Trainor and his Border Rats, it will be no one’s loss.