Tears at Sunrise by Ronald Paxton, a recipient of the Pushcart Prize for one of his short stories, is his standalone modern western action adventure novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Pioneering imprint.
This is one of their original publications by a newer author. The story takes place in the present-day, centred around a money dispute as a man inherits $$$ from an old friend looking to keep his estate out of the hands of his estranged wastrel son, and promptly becomes the target not only of the disgruntled son, but also a passel of folks all believing they have a better use for the dead man’s money and willing to shoot to kill to prove it.
Offered worldwide, available at Amazon.
Free for a limited time, available worldwide @ Amazon
Danger can lurk in the most unlikely places…
When John “Cowboy” Howard inherits a vast sum of money from an old friend, those he thought he could trust turn on him, and telling friend from foe becomes a matter of life and death.
Howard thought he was just doing right by his friend, David Kirkwood, when he agreed to keep the estate away from the dying man’s son – once a promising Ivy League graduate who’s gambled away any future he might have had.
But when Adam Kirkwood hears about his inheritance being taken from his hands, he’s out for blood.
And to make matters worse, he’s not the only one in Shenandoah County who wants to get his hands on the money.
A young widow, bereft of a husband and an inheritance, set on getting revenge…
An aggrieved chaplain with more than one stain on his collar…
An owner of a failing diner, driven to desperate measures to stave off foreclosure…
A publisher fighting to keep her job, and willing to do whatever it takes to keep her head above water…
When the guns start firing and friends start falling, it’s up to Howard to protect himself and his family.
Will he make it out alive or will it all end in Tears at Sunrise…?
Tears at Sunrise is a thrilling modern-day western, full of danger and gun-toting action.