WAR IS COMING....
The river runs red....
Captain Morie Corbin arrives to take command of the Gila River Agency in the Apache Reservation.
His mission - keep the peace on the reserve and stop the Apache hostiles from crossing the border.
But that's easier said than done.
Gorbin must deal with a scheming and treacherous second in command, Lieutenant Arbaker, win the respect of the whites and Indians, and con tend with the affections of two very different women.
The threat of death looms when Corbin discovers stories from his past have spread throughout the reserve-tales of Cheyenne Corbin the Squaw killer.
Will his reputation turn everyone against him at a time when he most needs support?
But Corbin doesn't have time to dwell on his past, a vicious storm is approaching.
Apache hostiles, led by Geronimo, have crossed the border out of Mexico and are headed toward the reserve, intent on breaking the pace and resuming their old killing ways.
Can Corbin weather Storm Apache?
Gordon Landsborough (1913-1984) was a publisher, author and bookseller. Writing tales about the exploits of gun toting cowboys fighting out on the arid sands of the Wild West, Landsborough was himself a pioneering in the English paperback publishing world of the 1950's. He was widely known amongt his peers as the 'maverick publishing genius'. His other western adventures include THE DOG MEN, THE FENCE BUSTERS, UNION SOLDIER, THE STOLEN BOUNTY and BOSS OF THE DIAMOND-O.
Bloodshed is making the river red. Captain Corbin arrives to keep peace on the Apache Reservation. The problem being, Apache hostiles are crossing over the border.. Not an easy task. The second in command, Lieutenant Arbaker isn't above board. Corbin has to keep peace between the whites and the Indians and deal with the Lieutenant. On top of that he has two women interested in him. These women are quite different from each other.
Corbin has some things from his past he thought were hidden but he soon discovers that the stories have somehow gotten out and have spread throughout the reservation. Is Corbin the Cheyenne Corbin the Squaw Killer? Now death overshadows Corbin. A storm is on it's way, the hostiles, led by Geronimo have come out of Mexico and are headed for Corbins reserve. They have one thing on their minds, taking up their old ways - KILLING! Storm Apache! Can Corbin keep the peace and drive out the hostiles?
Or will the river run red again?
I was given a copy of this book from Pioneering Press and I voluntarily decided to review it.