Pub Date 16 Jun 2015
Young Willie is on the run, having fled his small Texas farm when an infamous local landowner murdered his father. A man named Loving takes him in and trains him in the fine arts of shooting, riding, reading, and gardening. When Loving dies, Willie re-christens himself Nat Love in tribute to his mentor, and heads west.
In Deadwood, South Dakota Territory, Nat becomes a Buffalo Soldier and is befriended by Wild Bill Hickok. After winning a famous shooting match, Nat's peerless marksmanship and charm earn him the nickname Deadwood Dick, as well as a beautiful woman. But the hellhounds are still on his trail, and they brutally attack Nat Love's love. Pursuing the men who have driven his wife mad, Nat heads south for a final, deadly showdown against those who would strip him of his home, his love, his freedom, and his life.
“Paradise Sky is a rowdy, funny, suspenseful, and often quite moving yarn.” —Booklist (starred)
“This fast-paced Western with its multicultural cast of characters is a winner.” —Library Journal (starred)
“[A] picaresque Western from a master of the form . . . Goes down smooth and easy as a vintage sarsaparilla.” —Kirkus Reviews