“Lt. General Mordecai “Swoop” Swellen was known for his violent raids and attacks on any and all enemies, some were criminals, but many were raiding, warring American Indians. When so ordered he would “swoop” in and decimate any declared enemy. He was also known for his brilliance and sudden viciousness, branding iron, hot anger!
But in 1890, Swellen had some kind of change of heart. He was faced with enraging the local Lakota Indians, which he knew would lead to disaster. He walked off his fort just before the Massacre at Wounded Knee, disobeying all orders and disappeared. He was right! But now, AWOL. His vindictive superiors branded him a cowardice, traitor to the United States and issued a $1,000 wanted dead or alive bounty on his head. The military orchestrated a massive hunt for him, sometimes worldwide. Swellen’s travels, his adventures and misadventures always include struggles to stay one step ahead of his bounty pursuers.
In “Swellen’s Reckoning” we learn his “origin story’ with the army, and how as a fugitive he became involved with a new invention, a mountaineer climbing, cog-and-rail-train company from Sicily, working in Pikes Peak, Colorado. He’s hired by the Sicilian owner Arturo Zapello to thwart sabotage, theft and murder within his company, and to further thwart one of his crew chiefs, Carlo Greco. Greco was also a renowned swordsman constantly challenging the locals to duels to their death. Many reckonings befall Swoop and all those around him in this, his first solo adventure.
“The rambunctious, wild, temper-tantrum, Swoop Swellen first appeared in the pages of the international thriller “China Alamo” as a surprise supporting character, and by popular demand, he returns in this “Renegade General” series all on his own. Action, adventure, intrigue, mystery, gunfights, fistfights, vindictive swordfights and revenge in the “new west” of the 1890s surround Swoop Swellen!"
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Paperback - $18.50 plus postage, coming in early 2023
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