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In Gold in the Red Desert, T. H. Bear introduces his readers to Reb Brown, a returning prisoner of war from the Federal Prison at Point Lookout, Maryland. Within months of his homecoming, the authorities falsely charge Reb with a capital crime and heMoreIn Gold in the Red Desert, T. H. Bear introduces his readers to Reb Brown, a returning prisoner of war from the Federal Prison at Point Lookout, Maryland. Within months of his homecoming, the authorities falsely charge Reb with a capital crime and he must flee his home state of Georgia, just ahead of a lynch-mans posse. The Owl Hoot Trail leads him from a murder committed among the cypress and sweet gum trees of South Georgia to a murder among the sagebrush and prickly pear on the Red Desert of central Wyoming, at a time when the cry of Gold! was raging throughout the Sweetwater Region. By witnessing the back shooting of Rob Scogins on a lonely night in the middle of nowhere, Reb is swept into a fury of dangers and adventures in which he never shucks a task. With his Colt and Yellowboy in hand, he meets challenge after challenge face to face. Indian fights, claim jumpers, bank robbers, stage hold-ups, and gunfights, are but a nuisance and interruptions to the romancing of the beautiful woman that crosses his path in his endeavor to right this wrong and see that the true offenders are made to pay for their crimes. Adventures and interruptions you, too, will enjoy, as you ride with Reb Brown on The Owl Hoot Trail. The Story Teller, T.H. Bear is a man born during The Big War to an emigrant who migrated south from Grayson County Kentucky to the Florida east coast where he met a fourth generation Florida woman and married. A single son was born who grew up along Floridas east coast listening to tales told by his Grandmother of her Florida Indian blood and the days of Reconstruction. He attended college in Middle Tennessee where he studied public speaking and Bible, and later, because the draw to experience the West was as strong on him as it was to those who made the same journey a century before, he lived in both Montana and Wyoming. As a profession, he spent twenty-seven years wearing a badge and toting a pistol on his hip. He added flying to his hobbies of shooting and hunting and was a pilot for law enforcement agencies in Florida and Wyoming.