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As the golden spike is driven in and the transcontinental railroad is officially finished, Sam Storm finds himself jobless - and attracted to a high-society beauty named Catherine. Thus Sam sets out to launch a daring business scheme involving firewater, stolen horses, and a dangerous journey that will make him rich enough to impress Catherine's doting father.When he returns to Salt Lake, however, Sam finds that wooing the lovely Catherine may be more difficult than just impressing her father. Nor can he forget the ravaged Shoshone village he passed through on his journey and the horrific scene he saw there. And when strange events begin to fit together to reveal a sinister plot, Sam must once again set off on an adventure - this time to discover the truth, and eventually to save the woman he loves.
Lee Nelson's historical novels have sold hundreds of thousands of copies since his first novel was released in 1981. Nelson has also published a score of non-fiction works including the top-selling Beyond the Veil series.
Nelson is widely respected for his historical research which includes killing a buffalo from the vack of a galloping horse with a bow and arrow.
Nelson was born in Logan, Utah, but spent most of his childhood in California. After serving an LDS mission in Germany, he earned a bachelor's degree in English and a Masters Degree in Business, both from Brigham Young University. He was a speech writer in Philadelphia and a car dealer in Montana before beginning his career as an author.
Lee lives on a small farm in central Utah. His hobbies include team roping, big game hunting, and finding and exploring ancient Indian ruins.