Published by: Kensington
Johnstone Country: Where Scars Are Like Tattoos But With Better Stories
In this thrilling epic of the American West, bestselling authors William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone capture the frontier experience in all its glory, grit, and grandeur—through the eyes of one remarkable teenage boy . . .
Leaving their Pennsylvania home to forge a new life in the untamed Oregon Territory of 1845, the Colter family is ambushed by a kill crazy gang of Indians on the Oregon Trail. Fifteen-year-old Tim Colter manages to hide—only to return and find his parents butchered, his sisters Nancy and Margaret missing.
Forced to fight for his life, the young Colter embarks on a perilous journey across a lawless frontier, hoping to save his sisters and salvage the dream they lived for. But first, Tim has to figure out how to survive. Luckily, he finds a new friend in Jed Reno, a grizzled one-eyed trapper who’s lived in the Rockies since the 1820s. Together, the mountain man and the greenhorn set out after the marauders, blazing a trail of vengeance. With danger at every turn, and death just a heartbeat away, Colter has no choice but to grow up fast—one bullet at a time . . .