Smoke Wagon: A Morgan Clyde Western
It’s 1872, and Morgan Clyde arrives at Ironhead Station to serve as chief of police for the MK&T Railroad. Around 300 people are encamped in tents and lean-tos, many working for the railroad and laying tracks through the Indian Nations towards Texas. This hell-on-wheels facility includes gamblers and ne’er-do-wells who resent any laws governing their behavior. Their leaders, Texas George and Bill Tuck, want to make Clyde’s stay a short one. Clyde soon discovers another problem: a man nicknamed “The Traveler” or “Old Death,” a former Confederate sharpshooter looking for revenge from when Clyde served as a sharpshooter for the Union army. With these odds against Clyde, he must watch his back. This novel has page-turning excitement and fast-paced action and is a must-read for western novel enthusiasts. The author masterfully draws the reader into the story and creates a rich and powerful picture of the world during the construction of the western railroad.