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The man they call Madigan-a tough retired Cavalry officer -finds himself drawn into an intriguing but dangerous game of Cat and Mouse with a formidable gang of outlaws searching for the hidden Aztec gold of Montezuma in the old Southwest. Soon the race is on to find the treasure and save the inhabitants of the Lost City, while Madigan is forced to use his deadly aim with his Sharps buffalo rifle to stay alive and save the woman he loves.
Equal parts Western, mystery and adventure, Madigan will take you on a fantastic ride through the mountains and deserts of the old Southwest in search of love, riches, and an understanding of human nature.
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This book began to form in my mind while I was reading the diary of Cortez DeLeon who was the second in command of Hernando Cortez during the Spanish conquest of Mexico. DeLeon was an avid historian of his time, sometimes making hourly notations in his diary. He, of course, knew Montezuma personally and saw the great room of gold that Montezuma had ordered filled for the Spanish. After Montezuma was killed by his own priest, the Spanish conquerors returned to Spain with their ill-gotten treasure of gold. Years passed and the Spanish eventually returned to Mexico and settled it, giving DeLeon, the historian, the opportunity to return and learn more about the country he learned to love. It was during this time that he became aware that a vast treasure had eluded the Spanish on their first attempt at conquering Mexico. What DeLeon found still excites treasure hunters to this day. Moving northward from what is now the present site of Mexico City all the way into California, he was told by villagers living many, many miles apart that upon the death of Montezuma the priest ordered all of the gold that the Spanish had not found to be taken north and hidden from future discovery. There was enough gold moving north that it took a column of men going by these villages over two weeks to finally pass by. Madigan came about because of my curiosity of where this gold might have been taken and could still be there to this day. R. Howard TremblyAbout the Author:
R. Howard Trembly is a Navy veteran, pilot, philosopher, professional photographer, and business owner in the Pacific Northwest. In the past he has written nonfiction books and started his career in the field of fiction by writing several short stories, then moved quickly into writing Western mystery novels. At the age of 10, he was the only witness and survivor of a multiple murder, with the murderer doing everything he could to make the boy his fourth victim. R. Howard Trembly uses that experience to bring the antagonist (bad guys) in his books to life, with the realism that will have you looking over your shoulder, as you read each of his novels. After the murders he lived with his uncle on the Tally Ho Ranch where he learned to break horses at the age of 13. He has been married to his wife Karen for 30 years and has two sons and three grandsons.
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Book Description Creative Arts Book Company, 1999. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0887391982
Book Description Creative Arts Book Co, 1999. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0887391982