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Black Sun

Black Sun

The Battle of Summit Springs, 1869

The Plainsmen Series (Volume 4)

Terry C. Johnston

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Black Sun

Terry C. Johnston

No one captures the glory, adventure and drama of the courageous men and women who tamped the American West like award-winning author Terry Johnston. His Plainsmen series brims with colorful characters, fierce battles and compelling historical lore.

Grueling winter gave way to bloody spring as Seamus Donegan and his fellow Army scouts rode west with the Kansas Pacific Railway. Led by the legendary "Buffalo" Bill Cody, they withstood blazing hit-and-run raids by Cheynne Dog Soldiers--while trailed by a skulking enemy from Donegan's past. Then, in midsummer, the fleeing Cheyennes camped. And the 5th Cavalry mounted the brutal surprise attack that would give rise to a fierce new warrior-leader named White Horse: the battle of Summit Springs, 1869.


Praise for Black Sun

“Rich and fascinating…There is a genuine flavor of the period and of the men who made it what it was.” —Washington Post Book World

“The author's attention to detail and authenticity, coupled with his ability to spin a darned good yarn, makes it easy to see why Johnston is today's bestselling frontier novelist. He's one of a handful that truly knows the territory.” —Chicago Tribune

“Action-packed...lively, lusty fascinating.” —Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph

“Johnston is a skilled storyteller whose words ring with desperation, confusion, and utter horror of a fight to the death between mortal enemies.” —Publishers Weekly

“Meticulously researched…genius.” —Rocky Mountain News

“Johnston [is] the great frontier historical novelist of his generation.” —Spur Award-winning author Paul Andrew Hutton, of Phil Sheridan and His Army

“Excellent...keep[s] readers in suspense.” —Fred Werner, noted Western historian

“Johnston can be considered the king of the Indian wars' fiction writers.” —John D, McDermott, author of A Guide to the Indian Wars of the West

“Johnston's way of telling his story will capture your imagination!” —Guns & Ammo

“Gutsy adventure-entertainment...larded with just the right amounts of frontier sentiment.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Memorable characters, a great deal of history and lore...and deep insight into human nature, Indian or white.” —Booklist

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About the author

Terry C. Johnston

Terry C. Johnston was born on the first day of 1947 on the plains of Kansas, and has lived all his life in the American West. His first novel, Carry the Wind, won the Medicine Pipe Bearer's Award from the Western Writers of America, and his subsequent books have appeared on bestseller lists throughout the country.

Terry C. Johnston

Terry C. Johnston

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