California Bound by Frank Kelso

Book 1 in the Jeb & Zach Series series

In a Union POW camp, Jeb & Zach dreamed of finding California Gold, but the road West leads Jeb past his sister's home in Texas. He finds her dead! Their gold quest is on hold.
A border war rages across the Rio near Eagle Pass with cattle rustled and ranches burned. Innocents are killed or kidnapped. Jeb’s niece is missing. Border bandit Jaun Cortina is suspected.
The Cavalry officer said, “Cortina has an adobe-walled fort. My company couldn’t take it without artillery! What chance do 2 men have?”
Jeb’s plan is to carry a case of dynamite to Cortina’s fort, and while Zach sneaks his niece away, Jeb planted charges to blow-up the fort.
What could go wrong?

California Bound, by Frank Kelso and John O’Melveny Woods, is simply great western story-telling. California Bound is gritty, tough and ruthless – the sort of Clint Eastwood style of action in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, and yet, with the panache, flippant and flirtatious flamboyance of saddle-riding, gun-shooting cowboys who smile at danger and wink at death at every turn. Posted by Real LaPlaine on Amazon.