The Captive by the late E. C. Tubb, a prolific multi-genre author best known for his sfnal Dumarest Saga, is his vintage standalone western historical action adventure novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Pioneering imprint.
This was originally published in 1955 by John Spencer using the title Comanche Captive and the E. F. Jackson pseudonym, and was later reprinted as part of the Linford Western Library line. The story is set during the US Civil War, when a man is tasked to locate a missing train which is vital to the war effort, when he becomes the captive of the local Comanche Native American tribe, and must escape them to succeed in his mission.
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The desert is a dangerous place…
But when desert-wise Don Thorpe is asked by General Colman to undertake a mission of the greatest importance to the Union forces, he does not hesitate to accept.
His mission – find the missing train laden with enough Californian gold to buy arms for the entirety of the beleaguered South.
Don accepts the dangerous mission but, on the way to Fort Gorman, he arrives upon the scene of an Indian attack.
He rescues a beautiful girl and her fiancée from the battle but in aiding their escape, he finds himself taken prisoner by ruthless Comanche Indians.
But this is not Don’s first encounter with Indians.
Confronted with the terrifying torture customs of the Comanches, will Don manage to escape with his life?
Riding through fierce desert storms and encountering enemies on all sides, will he locate the gold train and stop it falling into the wrong hands?
And will he ever set eyes upon that beautiful girl again?
The Captive is a fast-moving tale that will transport you back to the savage lands of the Old West.