|Jason Manning, Writer||
A BOND THAT DEFIED NATIONS
In 1861 the Apache and the white man battled across a wide and bloody warpath, leaving a trail of dead bodies that was too great for scout Clancy St. John. Rescuing an Indian boy from certain death,St. John abandoned the army to rescue the child.
Eventually the child, Soldado, would grow up to become a great and loyal leader of his people. But when he discovered an Indian plot to kill his father, he would have to risk army reprisals, the anger of the Apache, and certain imprisonment to save the man who raised him -- the man who would always be a stranger. It would take father and son fighting together to face every foe, no matter how brutal, for Soldado to reclaim the honor, dignity, and courage of his forefathers.
1996 by Jason Manning
Harper Paperbacks (New York)
The last of the fourteen westerns I wrote under the Hank Edwards pseudonym for Harper and, in my opinion, probably the best of the lot, and Soldado one of the best characters I have created to date.