Ben Flood, marshall of the small town of Burnt Rock in post-Civil War Texas, comes face-to-face with an old nemesis when a marauding band of thieves robs the local bank. Zeb Stone, hardened and full of rage toward his arch enemy, kidnaps the strong-willed rancher Lee Morgan to lure the marshall into danger.
Determined to re-create his first gunfight with Flood, Stone leads his pursuer through the parched desert of south Texas and into LaRosa, Mexico. Meanwhile Lee, an expert horsewoman, makes her escape and pairs up with Flood on his quest to settle the twenty-year feud. The marshall knows there will be no turning back, but he wonders-is this duel just part of his job, or has he allowed it to become a vendetta against the man who killed his father? What he discovers about himself, his faith, and his growing feelings for Lee will delight fans of romance and adventure alike.
The Long Road to LaRosa is the second in a masterfully written western romance series and continues the fine standard set in the first release, Stallions at Burnt Rock, for memorable characters, a well-woven story, and vivid, true-to-life detail about life in the Wild West.
Paul Bagdon, a lifelong horseman and former rodeo competitor, reflects his keen understanding of the horse/rider relationship in his writings. Twenty-four of his action-adventure novels have been published in the general market, and he is the author of 250 short stories and articles. Bagdon is currently an instructor for Writer's Digest School and lives in Rochester, New York.