They say girls can’t be gunslingers. Beth’s gonna prove ’em wrong.
Even if she has to fight a dragon to do it.
It won’t be easy to prove her worth while working as a hotel chambermaid in Golden City, Colorado. The famous battle that defeated the giants was fought thirteen years ago. The trolls remain confined east of the Mississippi. No one’s spotted a harpy since 1875.
But Beth trained with legends: the ghost of Calamity Jane gave her the gun, Wild Bill Hickok taught her to shoot.
And at sixteen, she’s ready to make a name of her own.
So, when strange assailants murder a visiting Arapaho Indian shaman, Beth straps on her Colt .45. Without waiting for help, she must find the killers, defeat their dragon, and prevent the destruction of the Western world.
“December 2, 1943. Today I was assigned to the Senate staff of the United Press and moved into the Senate Press Gallery; I hope to stay. Nothing could be a better break for a newspaperman and nothing could please me more. It is exactly what I wanted.” —Allen Drury, from A Senate Journal
Allen Drury is perhaps the greatest political novelist of the 20th century. His masterpiece Advise and Consent won the Pulitzer Prize and became one of the best-selling novels of the century. His other works, such as Decision, A Shade of Difference, A God Against the Gods, and That Summer showcase human politics from an intimate scale to a grand panorama.
In his seminal years, a young and idealistic Allen Drury was assigned as a reporter to the U.S. Senate for three years that were some of the most turbulent in our history. He was there as an eyewitness to World War II, FDR’s New Deal, vicious political in-fighting, attempts to pack the Supreme Court, and bitter partisan divides in the face of global war.
Drury’s astute observations, insights, and perspectives bring history and politics to life in this truly remarkable account, which has great relevance to today’s headlines.
“A panorama of 20th century U.S. history.” —Paul Moreno, from his Foreword