258 pages, 16 photos
$24.95 hardcover (ISBN 978-1-890689-26-1)
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Avenging Victorio has received a rave review in the October 2007 issue of True West Magazine.
Colonel Edward Hatch, commanding the Military District of New Mexico Territory at Santa Fe, learns his constant harassment of the Apache war chief Victorio pays off south of the border. Mexican rifles wipe out the raider and his band October 15, 1880. But, another Apache chief decides on revenge. In just six weeks the reputedly decrepit Nana leads forty warriors across the Territory killing over fifty Americans. Then, an officer trailing Nana finds fifteen million in stolen gold in one of Victorio's mountain caches but is killed after informing the Colonel. Though planning on becoming the richest retired officer in the army, Hatch is finally forced to take to the field after Nana. Boarding a southbound military train he heads for Fort Selden. There, fate awaits him. News that Nana has vanished completely reaches Hatch, but he remains unaware of vengeful warriors who prepare to salute his coach with dynamite. This swiftly moving tale of death and revenge has long needed to be told.