The Sergeant's Lady
Miles Hood Swarthout
2003 Hardcover Edition
Click inset photos to enlarge. Author Miles Swarthout with Bobbi Jean during the 2014 Buckaroo Book Shop, Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival.
From our Purveyor of Books:
We had such fun, once again, running the Buckaroo Book Shop for our city's Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival. We most enjoy working side-by-side with the authors and the Festival goers, introducing participants to each other, and finally meeting those we've only been e-mailing and speaking to by phone. Miles Hood Swarthout was first with us in 2010.
Miles Hood Swarthout is one of this year's 2015 Buckaroo Book Shop author participants.. An award winner writer of great talent his western fiction title, The Sergeant's Lady, was honored with the prestigious 2004 Spur Award for Best First Novel.
Here is your chance to acquire a, now out-of-print, hardcover 2003 edition of this stunning award-winning novel.
Deep in the untamed Southern Arizona Territory, the United States Army embarks on a final campaign to rid the area of the remaining Apache warriors and capture and kill their famed war chief Geronimo. Legendary for their relentless battle tactics and astounding survival skills, the Apache make a fearsome enemy, able to cut down man, woman, and child in silence, and transverse undetected throughout the rocky terrain.
General Nelson A. Miles is determined to bring a swift end to the war against the Apache. He is also a seasoned Indian fighter, having defeated the Comanche, Sioux, and Cheyenne to the sound of his creed: "Always advance." On his side is Sergeant Ammon Swing and a unique, experimental communications system designed to keep the brigade alert to surrounding dangers. Caught in the middle of the Army and the Apache is Jacob Cox, a rancher trying to bring peace and a new life to his hard patch of land, and to his sister, Martha.
Martha is a woman perfectly suited to her wild new home, able to shoot down an Indian and match wits with any soldier. In the unforgiving desert and treacherous mountains of the Arizona frontier, an unexpected love grows between Martha and Sergeant Swing. The affair leads Martha, her brother, and the army towards a harrowing encounter with the Apache, where some will meet their ends with the blast of a shotgun, while others will rise to become honored heroes.
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