A Marshal’s Destiny!: Book #4 – by Raymond Cook

A Marshal's Destiny! Book #4A Marshal’s Destiny! is a 267 page story about a Deputy U. S. Marshal by the name of Jacob Chaney. Jacob was a sheriff in the town of Marble, Colorado when a Deputy U. S. Marshal walked into his office and asked if he’d like to work for the marshal’s office in Denver. With the help of two former gunfighters, David Liley and Annie Coulter, Jacob becomes a faster lawman and is sworn in as a Deputy Marshal. During his first year, Jacob was “Partnered up” with a seasoned deputy before being assigned to handle cases on his own.

After 2 years on his own, Jacob is sent to New Castle to investigate a series of gold shipment robberies from stagecoaches destined for the Denver Mint. However, along the way, he comes across a group of men getting ready to hang some Ute Indians hunting deer and he intervenes. During the shoot-out, Jacob is wounded and takes the only remaining injured Indian back to his village, where he meets a white woman also in their village.

After he fully recovers, he takes her to the town of Rifle and heads toward New Castle and comes across a widow’s ranch at dusk and asks to spend the night. But just after he puts his horse in the barn, several Shoshone Indians attack the ranch and Jacob is once again wounded. Roxanne O’Reilly & her three small children, Alexandra age 7, Matthew age 6 and Lauren, age 3 help him to recover and a love is formed between Jacob and June.

By the time Jacob reaches New Castle, he tries to put the pieces of the puzzle together to learn who is behind the stagecoach robberies. After a relentless attack at the bank, as the last of the gang are arrested and being transported back to Denver by train for trial, Jacob is almost killed during an escape attempt. Once back in Denver, Jacob turns in his badge and sets out to be reunited back with Roxanne and her three children.

From the Author: This is the fourth ebook from a series of ten eBooks I have written about pioneer families living in the Colorado territory in the 1890’s. If you love westerns as much as I do, you’ll enjoy the emotions and characters I have tried to capture in all of my books. So sit back, relax and enjoy A Marshal’s Destiny!

Genre: Western, Fiction

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