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About Robert Broomall
For as long as I can remember, I've wanted to be a writer. I was one of those kids who always had his nose stuck in a book. My head was full of exotic characters and places and events, and my dream was to be able to create stories like the ones I read. Now that I actually am a writer, I sometimes can't believe it's happened. It seems like it was someone else who wrote those books. Either way, it's a dream come true.
Influences? C.S. Forester (the one and only), Robert Louis Stevenson, Agatha Christie, and others too numerous to mention. Contemporary influences -- the late George MacDonald Fraser and Bernard Cornwell.
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When a Norman earl is killed while hunting, the dead man's son invokes the dreaded murdrum law. This law presumes that the killer is English, and it requires the judicial district in which the crime took place to produce the guilty man or be hit with a massive fine.
The job of finding the killer falls to Miles Edwulfson, an English ploughman of noble descent. Miles served as a soldier with the earl in Wales, twenty years earlier, an experience that changed his life. Miles has two problems. First, he doesn't believe the killer was English, but a member of the earl's hunting party. Second, the arrow used in the crime belongs to Miles's son, Aelred.
Facing opposition from the Norman nobility, his fellow Englishmen, and even his own family, Miles must save Aelred's life and bring the real killer to justice.
1190, A.D. - Saladin's armies have overrun most of the Holy Land, prompting a great crusade from the West, led by Richard the Lionheart, King Philip of France, and the German emperor, Barbarossa. Meanwhile, in England, a monk named Roger dreams of becoming a knight and helping to free Jerusalem from Saladin and the Saracens -- and of maybe, just maybe, finding the father who abandoned him as a baby. Unjustly accused of murdering another monk, Roger flees his abbey and joins the vast tide of men headed for the East.
In the Holy Land, Roger finds not glory, but death and misery as he takes part in the greatest military debacle of the Middle Ages -- the siege of Acre. Roger makes a name for himself in the company known as the Death's Heads, and he falls in love under the most improbable circumstances. But as the months pass, and he watches the mightiest fighting force in the history of Christendom being destroyed by battle and disease and starvation, he suffers a soul-shattering crisis of faith, wondering how God could permit His children to indulge in such madness.
And his other dream, the one about finding his father, that seems as far away as ever, too -- or is it?
Death's Head illuminates a little-known but significant moment in history, one whose outcome resonates through the years to the present day. It is a story of war and love and the faith that enables ordinary men to perform extraordinary deeds.
Then the company is ordered into the field, and in a battle with the Cheyenne, Harry learns what he’s really made of.
Cole Taggart is back!
Paradise Mountain finds the White Apache searching for a killer in a snowed-in mining town. And as always when Cole is around, bullets start flying and the bodies start piling up!
The Civil War has just ended, and Union City, Kansas, is the wildest town in the U.S. Railroad terminus and jumping-off point for emigrants headed west, Union City is filled with gamblers, soldiers, settlers, and bad men of all description. It's run by Ned Burr, the notorious Jayhawker, whose name was synonymous with death and desruction during the war. The town council wants to hire a marshal to tame Union City -- and kill Ned Burr. They offer the job to the famous lawman and soldier Jake Moran. Jake doesn't want the job, but he's forced to take it. He has no intention of confronting Burr, though, and makes peace with him. Then Jake falls for Burr's girl . . .
In 1875, Detective Lysander Hughes is hired by Colonel George Custer to investigate the murder of an officer in the Seventh Cavalry. Lysander goes undercover as an enlisted man to find the killer, who is believed to have been one of the officer’s men. He discovers that the vaunted Seventh Cavalry is not the elite regiment that the papers make it out to be, and that a large number of its officers and enlisted man despise their famous commander. Lysander reluctantly teams up with newspaper reporter Verity Winslow. Lysander and Verity mix like oil and water, but Verity has information that’s important to the case and she won’t share it unless Lysander agrees to let her help. As the two of them dig deeper, they start to believe that Custer may not want them to find the real killer . . .