by Roy E Edwards
The Boston writer BW Harding wrote lurid, over the top dime novels. His stories sold well and continued to do so for many years. He was no longer young when one day his publisher informed him, with regret, that the dime novel was dead and advised him to write about real flesh and blood heroes. BW agreed but he was perverse and decided to write about an outlaw whose exploits, according to various barroom tales up and down the country, were legendary.
But first he had to find him, to learn the truth behind allegations concerning stolen gold, murder and retribution and at the same time solve the mystery of why the last surviving descendants of a now vanished desert people revered him as a "Red Sun" - and how hard could it be to find one man - only BW had never travelled the western lands. He knew nothing of the desert, the outlaw trail or the Comanche.
The truth lurking behind the myth would change him. The outlaw's story, when revealed, more compelling than fiction.
308 pages softcover