Monday, September 20, 2010


A novel by J. Bradford Lawler
Taming the Eastern Frontier
Capital City Books

The half-breed moved only when the wind blew. The breeze rustling through the trees helped to mask his movements...Silently, he crossed the property line. He was on his family's land for the first time since he'd been forced to flee with his mother and little sister four years ago. The exhilaration of setting foot once more on his father's soil gave his senses a rush of clarity.
from The Adventures of Hood & Fudd

Hood has picked the perfectly wrong time to return to Iron Gate.

The year is 1888. The town’s on edge, plagued by the attacks of a dangerous mountain lion. Worse yet, a mysterious stranger confronts a gang of outlaws--including Emmett Stone, the man who murdered Hood's father four years ago.

Rejected by those who call him "half-breed," Hood must figure out where his allegiances lie. What does it mean to be both white and Cherokee? How can he balance the urge to avenge his father's death with the wisdom passed down from his grandfather, Chief Namar?

Hood, driven out of town four years earlier, this time resolves to stay, and, if necessary, fight to reclaim his family's homestead. The deck is stacked against him, but he finds an unlikely friend in Ruben Fudd, a fellow woodsman and tough rodeo competitor.

Hood and Fudd should fear for their lives, but they are determined to stop at nothing until justice is served and the safety of Iron Gate is restored.

J. Bradford Lawler grew up in Virginia and happens to be a small part Cherokee. After attending the College of William and Mary, he joined his father in the home building business. Twenty-five years later, Lawler decided to return to his roots and his grandfather's profession of gentleman farmer. Currently, he raises goats and chickens as well as planting a vineyard in Midlothian, Virginia.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Enjoyable book, with good character development, which takes you on a trip into the past. Written by someone who knows the land where the story takes place. There are also some philosophical undertone running throughout the story along with lots of jokes