Joined by the young William Cody and a man named Lonnie Walters, Rob Finn (aka Longshot) struggles Westward to the gold fields of the unsettled territories beyond the States. Union and Confederate sympathizers vie for the yellow metal to sustain their respective governments war efforts.
Still recovering from the loss of his wife, (while considering Molly as likely replacement), Rob will need to adjust to the challenges of the West, its wildlife and some questionable people to satisfy his orders. The greater challenge may be dealing with his discoveries about his government…
Keith R. Baker was born in Chicago, Illinois to working class parents of Irish and German descent. His first paid writing job was with a syndicated group of suburban newspapers in the Chicago area. As a 23-year-old columnist, Keith was awarded a 1st Place by the Illinois Newspaper Association.
Always looking to avoid boredom, Keith tried various occupations in several industries including pharmaceutical manufacturing, insurance, construction, teaching, food manufacturing and distribution, public speaking and politics. He has been a volunteer fire-fighter and EMT.
While Keith’s interests include genealogical and historical research, he is more at home in the outdoors and prefers living in very rural settings, “far from the madding crowd.” He writes Historical, Military, and Western novels about people and facts gathered during decades of research.