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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Westerns
  • Language:English
  • Pages:322
  • eBook ISBN:9798350944129
  • Paperback ISBN:9798350944112

The Man from Sweetwater

by Hank Scott and Susan Elizabeth DeLeon

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This is a story is about a young man, Dan Morgan, who is being accused of a crime he didn't commit. He is forced to flee from his home in Sweetwater, Texas because he is being pursued by a shady sherriff and his deputies after having engaged in an what started out as an innocent poker game, but turned deadly and resulted in the murder of the sherriff's, brother. Follow Dan as he travels through the harshest terrain of the Old West, meeting both friend and dangerous foe in an effort to clear his name.
Meet Dan Morgan, who lives in Sweetwater, Texas, with his father, sister, and ranch hand Clay Elkins. He is about to celebrate his twentieth birthday Texan-style with a good smoke, a round of poker, and a town dance with his sweetheart. A seemingly innocent game turns into a confrontation that changes his life forever. Follow Dan as he travels through the harshest terrain of the Old West, meeting both friend and dangerous foe, leaving behind love and family to clear his name. Hank Scott paints a beautiful and passionate portrait of traditional perilous Western landscapes as he describes the suspenseful adventures of a young man forced to grow up to stay alive.
About the author
Hank Scott was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1906. He attended Temple Uiversity where he studied industrial Engineering around 1930. He entered the workforce during the first years of the Great Depression at the then Philco Corporation in Philadelphia where he met the love of his life. He married in 1940. Hank's ambitious nature prompted him to purchase a plot of undeveloped land in Fairfield, Connecticut where he built his home and raised his two children. Hank loved the popular 1950s Western-movie genre, especially color films with his favorite Western actors. The Man from Sweetwater was inspired both by his interest in the history of the old west and the popular romantic notions of the roles that cowboys and Indians played in molding the Southwest at the time of its writing. The book was unpublished at the time of Hank's death in 1973.