Retribution: Retribution (The Long Return) (Volume 2)

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This is the second novel in the “The Long Return" Series. The first novel “Lost Love”, is the story of the wagons gathering in Richmond, Virginia at the end of the Civil War and heading for the new lands promised to them in Union City, Texas. The first novel details their travels and adventures across the Appalachian Mountains. Their hardships and their losses are laid bare. Their victories celebrated. "The Long Return" Series is a story of a wagon train. Confederate Capt. Jake Cooper and his partner Lt. Sam Boyd hire on as security to provide protection for the wagons as they cross the great land of America. It is a long trek filled with many physical challenges, dangers, and personal trials. A look at what the brave settlers faced as they traveled to new land and a new life. Many people started the journey with high hopes, but not all would see their dreams come true. The times were tough. The American Civil War left many families destitute, hopeless, and struggling to make ends meet. The offer of free land in the West gave those who had lost everything in the East new hope, purpose, and the fortitude to face the dangers of crossing a still wild country. The story begins after the wagon train is attacked just prior to Knoxville, Tennessee. A large number of the wagon train settlers were killed and wounded in the surprise raid by a local gang made up of deserters, murderers, and men used to looting and killing. Jake Cooper swears that the gang will pay for their crimes. Jake Cooper, a Texan, was a man not to be made angry. Trained in Comanche ways, he sets out with the help of the sheriff’s deputies to track down and deal justice to the guilty. The story is filled with action, new friendships made, and Jake begins the healing process of his personal loss during the wagon raid. The third and final book in "The Long Return" series is "Bitter Sweet" and will be available for pre-order in February 2016. Come ride with Jake as he seeks RETRIBUTION.

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I am husband, father, and grandfather. I live in one of the prettiest cities in the United States, New Bern, NC. Most of my career I have been involved in the Information Technology field. I officially retired in June of 2012. I soon realized that sitting on my front porch watching birds and squirrels eat all the seed I put out. You can only swing for just so long. I had to find something a little more demanding. Therefore, I joined a creative writing class, and from this class my idea to write fictional Western novels was born. The class membership consists of published authors, poets, short-story writers, and is led by a wonderful teacher, Mrs. Maxine Carey Harker. I left the front porch and moved to my office where I started writing short stories, memoirs, poems, and novels. I still feed the birds and squirrels, but my swing is not used near as often. My desire is to continue writing until I can no longer see the characters or my fingers won't work a keyboard. I have found joy in writing for others to enjoy. Since I live near the east coast and I am an avid boater, I intend to start a new series soon that will involve the beautiful outer banks off our coastline. Everyone has a story to tell. It just takes determination and time to write it so others can enjoy. My goal is to write at least three novels a year. I hope you enjoy.

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