It's Saturday. Payday. Workers at the railhead prepare for a night of drinking and carousing as the supply train rolls into camp—bringing with it fresh workers, additional soldiers and, most importantly, the chest containing that weeks wages. The train also brings Nathan Ellis—a Texan with his holster hung low and tied at the thigh—looking to deliver a payment of his own. On the horizon, Goose Face and his band of exiled indians watch the railhead slowly piercing the heart of indian country. He is looking to collect on a debt—and the only currency Goose Face accepts is the white man's scalp. *Includes a brief photo-history of the Transcontinental Railroad. This book is part of the Richard Jessup Rejuvenation Project. Stop by www.RichardJessup.com for project updates and the list of novels that are already available. This book is six inches by nine inches in size and is available in both standard print and Large Print formats as well as eBook format.
Richard Jessup born 2 January 1925 in Savannah, Georgia died 22 October 1982 was a prolific American author and screenwriter. He also wrote under the name of Richard Telfair.
Jessup was raised in a series of orphanages in Georgia until he left at 16 to join the United States Merchant Marine. He was a merchant seaman and junior officer for 11 years during which time he said he read a book every day. He learned to be a writer by copying War and Peace on a typewriter whilst afloat, corrected all the errors, then threw the work over the side.
Inspired by The Hustler, Jessup wrote a novel of poker playing called The Cincinnati Kid that was filmed with Steve McQueen. Another of his novels The Deadly Duo was also filmed.