McKendree Long’s new release, Brodie is NOW AVAILABLE!
Brodie Dent wakes up in a brothel in 1879 Sweetwater, Texas, to learn that a robbery and murder have occurred downstairs.
The young ex-Ranger is quickly drafted to join the crusty town marshal on a vengeance ride, as the Marshal’s girlfriend was the murder victim. The only witness to the crime is the thirteen-year-old brain-damaged son of the murdered prostitute, and thus the boy must accompany Brodie and the marshal.
When the bandits abduct four women in nearby Tascosa, the mission of the posse changes from revenge to rescue, then to escape and later back to vengeance. In the process, a strained romance blossoms between Brodie and one of the kidnap victims, a woman both married and pregnant. Brodie is horribly wounded in the rescue―a development that later saves his life.
The third of the Superstition Gun Trilogy is Higher Ground.
Writing any historical takes skill and research, but Higher Ground is written by a combat veteran so his insight into battles is uncanny. The battle known as Custer’s Last Stand is so vivid in this book that you can almost hear the battle cries and smell the gun smoke. Higher Ground features a cast of characters that will keep you compelled to turn the page.
McKendree R. (Mike) Long III is a former soldier with two tours as an advisor to South Vietnamese Army units. His awards and decorations include the Parachutist Badge, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Silver Star, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry (Gold and Silver Stars).
He now devotes his time to his family, his writing, his guns, and travel. He is a gun enthusiast, life member of the NRA and VFW, and is active in Sertoma. He is often found on Seabrook Island, S.C.
Mike’s first novel, No Good Like It Is, is a winding tale of violence, tolerance, and changing racial acceptance. In it, two hard-bitten Confederate cavalrymen barely survive the Civil War, riding with the famed Eighth Texas Cavalry. They then must struggle home to the Texas Panhandle, while accumulating enough misfits and strays to populate a small village. This rowdy historical fiction is filled with rich characters, both real and should-have-been.
The sequel, Dog Soldier Moon, became available in December 2011. A centerpiece of this second historical novel is the attack by the Seventh Cavalry on a peaceful Cheyenne village on the Washita River in November 1868. Dog Soldier Moon took the Gold Medal for Historical Fiction, 2013, from the Military Writers Society of America.
BOTH books have been awarded finals honors in the National Indie Excellence Book Awards! Read the news HERE!