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About The Colt of Destiny:
FROM 1882 TO 2020 – A THRILLING WESTERN ADVENTURE AND ONE CURSED WEAPON.
Michael Kent enjoys his life in sunny California as one of the world’s most sought-after experts on antique firearms. A new commission promises to be the most lucrative so far, but it turns out to be the most dangerous and terrifying job of his career.
When the mysterious Gorgo Conway hires Michael to search for the Colt 45 of legendary pistolero Johnny Ringo, Michael Kent has no idea that the hunt for the Peacemaker would lead him from the archives of Colt Firearms Manufacturing across continents right into the center of the Catholic church.
Michael´s research reveals shocking, deadly murders connecting the six-shooter to repeated tragedies across decades. But how is that possible?
The truth behind Johnny Ringo´s gun challenges Michael´s faith and sanity in a race against time. His only allies are two Benedictine monks and their wisdom concerning a deadly curse.
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About the Author:
As someone born and raised in Germany, author Manuela Schneider’s love of American Native and Western history might be surprising to some. But her fascination with pioneer life, cowboy heroes, and treacherous outlaws have been her constant companion for as long as she can remember.
As a child, Schneider recalls being mesmerized by American TV shows like Gun Smoke, Little House on the Prairie and Bonanza.
In her adult years, Schneider fueled her deep interest in the American West by traveling to the U.S.A. and visiting historic sites like Tombstone, Monument Valley, and Kanab, UT. After experiencing the wild beauty of the Southwest first hand, her desire to write stories of love, struggle, and survival in the Wild, Wild West became even stronger.
After leaving a successful career designing motorcycle fashion for the European market, Schneider penned her first Western fiction novel in 2017. To date, Schneider has written and published three books that feature strong female characters who are immersed in a battle against hardship, mystery, and deception while searching for true love and a better life. Drawing energy from strong pioneer women of our past, this vibrant author endeavors to create captivating sagas that ultimately leave readers wondering, “Will the story continue?” Yes, they will as two new books are in the make.
When not researching or penning riveting stories Western boomtowns and Native American, life, Schneider can be found traveling all over the world, enjoying silver jewelry and spur smiting, studying archaeology as a hobby, and writing a Western travel Column for OutlawsEcho.Com
This is out of my usual reading circles and I do that every now and then ’cause I think it’s good for a person to stretch once and a while. I can’t say that this was the most exciting book I have read in the last couple of months but I will note that I did learn some things which is always good.
If you have any interest in the history of guns this is a book to add to your library. While it only goes into the storied history of one specific gun, it’s a tale that intrigues and holds the interest until the final chapter.
I had no idea of the unholy history to be found within the pages of this book.