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The Romantics

The Romantics

Peter Brandvold

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The Romantics is a thrilling adventure shot through with danger and heroism, with greed and jealousy, and with love and honor.

The daughter of a Hispanic landowner, Marina Clark has been given a map that purports to lead the way to a hidden cache of Spanish gold. To her husband, Adrian, his beautiful wife and her map are the keys to restoring his family's fortunes and honor, both lost during the Civil War.

The Clarks' guide through sun- and sand-blasted lands of what will one day become the American Southwest is Jack Cameron, a deadly shot who has won fame as an Indian scout. It should be an easy trip, assuming they can avoid marauding Apaches and greedy Mexican rurales.

But the Clarks are not the only ones seeking the gold. Gaston Bachelard, a former Confederate Army officer turned bandit, is hot on the Clarks' trail, eager to use the Spanish gold to fuel a revolution in Texas. Bachelard will kill anyone who stands in his way.



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The Romantics

CHAPTER 1




1879--Arizona Territory


THE STAGE HAD stopped at one of those storied bordercountry cantinas, a ramshackle relay station in the rocky, sunscorched bowels of the...

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Praise for The Romantics

“Peter Brandvold is one of the rising stars of Western fiction. This is everything a darn good Western should be: an absorbing, fast-paced plot, which keeps the reader, turning pages. A gritty tale well done.” —The Tulsa World

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About the author

Peter Brandvold

Peter Brandvold was born and raised in North Dakota and says he can't remember ever not wanting to be a writer. But before he became a noted writers of westerns, Brandvold became a teacher on an Indian reservation in Montana and, later, raised chickens, turkeys, ducks, and geese on a farm in Minnesota.

Brandvold's first novel was the critically-acclaimed Once a Marshall; other works quickly followed, including The Romantics and Once a Renegade. Brandvold, his wife, and their dogs live near Fort Collins, Colorado.

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