During the California gold rush a young Tom Marsh, on a mission to deliver supplies by mule train to the new miners in the rugged Yuba River Valley, must go after ruthless bounty hunters who brutally murdered one man and abducted another.
John came west as a young man and settled in Berkeley where he graduated from the University of California. He still lives and writes there and often gives a talk on the California gold rush to the gang at the Freight and Salvage.
He spent a lot of time digging into that gold rush too and many of his stories take place back then. John’s characters are so real they’ll jump right off the page and talk to you; his villains have hearts as cold as midnight and his heroes almost always do the right thing in the end.