Caleb's adventures take him through Civil War battles, buffalo hunts, Indian wars, and barroom shootouts. On his way he meets: Snake Woman - the Comanche slave woman who kidnaps him as a child in an attempt to regain her rightful place in the tribe; Kicking Dog - the renegade Arapaho who rampages through the West scalping victims from Texas to Montana; and, Marisol - the Mexican beauty who bears Caleb's children and wins his love.
A native of Texas, Mike Blakely grew up working on the family ranch. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force and holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He is the former president of Western Writers of America and has taught fiction writing at numerous workshops nationwide. He is a winner of the Spur Award for Best Western Novel. Also a singer/songwriter, Blakely tours all over the U.S. and in Europe with his band and records his original songs on his own independent record label. He currently lives on his horse ranch near Marble Falls, Texas.