Trouble struck with the powerful boom from a large caliber rifle, the sound quickly evaporating like a rare morning mist in the hot desert air. The Whip felt the passing of the heavy slug as it blasted a hole in his hat and then tore off some wood molding on the back of the stagecoach before kicking up dust in the road. Whoever was shooting had just barely missed him, and the Whip knew he was in serious trouble. He leaned over, creating a smaller profile, and began yelling and snapping the reins on the rumps of his four-horse team in a desperate attempt to increase their pace.
Eric Niven lives and works in the actual area where his western books take place. Among his close friends are cowboys, ranchers, farmers and even a competitive gun slinger. He lives with his wife Cathi on a ten acre spread at the base of the Blue Mountains in rugged southeastern Utah. When he is not researching or writing, Eric is commonly found jawing with friends at the local hardware store.
- Publication date: August 24, 2020
- Formats: Hardback PPC
- Price: £14.50
- Number of pages: 160
- ISBN: 9780719831270