This is the first book of TH Bear's series, The Hoot Owl Trail Trilogy. Reb Brown, an innocent Georgian accused of murder, has to flee his home to Wyoming.
In Gold in the Red Desert, T. H. Bear introduces his readers to Reb Brown, a returning prisoner of war from the Federal Prison at Point Lookout, Maryland. Within months of his homecoming, the authorities falsely charge Reb with a capital crime and he must flee his home state of Georgia, just ahead of a lynch-man’s posse.
The Owl Hoot Trail leads him from a murder committed among the cypress and sweet gum trees of South Georgia to a murder among the sagebrush and prickly pear on the Red Desert of central Wyoming, at a time when the cry of “Gold!” was raging throughout the Sweetwater Region.
By witnessing the back shooting of Rob Scogins on a lonely night in the middle of nowhere, Reb is swept into a fury of dangers and adventures in which he never shucks a task. With his Colt and Yellowboy in hand, he meets challenge after challenge, face to face.
Indian fights, claim jumpers, bank robbers, stage hold-ups, and gunfights, are but a nuisance and interruptions to the romancing of the beautiful woman that crosses his path in his endeavor to right this wrong and see that the true offenders are made to pay for their crimes.
Adventures and interruptions you, too, will enjoy,
As you ride with Reb Brown on The Owl Hoot Trail.