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Into the Face of the Devil
by John Rose Putnam

California Gold Rush

A masterly portrayal of a coming of age romance in the California gold rush.

Stands with the best of both western and general historical fiction.



A teen age boy aching to prove he’s a man

A pretty girl searching for her missing Pa

A claim jumping scheme so evil the devil himself must be behind it

When Lacey showed up in the gold rush boomtown of Hangtown where Tom helped in the cafe, he was smitten. About the only pretty girl in the whole of gold country she was looking for a Pa who’d come to the mines and disappeared. Tom had to help her, but as soon as he did somebody shot at him and things went south in a hurry. Then he learned that Lacey’s pa was an important officer in the army who’d been working undercover in San Francisco during the Mexican War and he knew he’d stuck his nose deep into the evil skullduggery of some very bad men. If he didn’t find her pa soon the next goose cooked would be his. That notion chilled him to the bone.

“Into the Face of the Devil, gives its readers a wild ride—literally. With his wonderful ear for authentic dialect, vivid descriptions of the land, page-turning action and mouth-watering descriptions of local recipes, he creates a great sense of time and place while offering a thoroughly entertaining tale. In short, Putnam does historical western fiction right: he takes his vast knowledge of the California Gold Rush era and brings it to life.” Laura Schulkind, author and poet

"If you want a good page-turning story written by a master of his craft whose vivid characters triumph and fail, find love and defeat during the fantastic age of the California gold rush then John Putnam’s books are a sure-win ticket." John Lacklen, Author

Visit John's website at JohnRosePutnam.com or his blog at MyGoldRushTales.com

INTO THE FACE OF THE DEVIL – Old west action, adventure, and mystery in a powerful coming of age romance set during the California gold rush.
 

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