The Bishop Meets Butch Cassidy

Recollections of Scottie Abner

by Ralph Reynolds



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/10/2011

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 168
ISBN : 9781426995217
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 168
ISBN : 9781426995194
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 168
ISBN : 9781426995200

About the Book

In this bittersweet visit to a simpler time in the American Southwest, Ralph Reynolds crafts a fictional story based on an old oral tradition that the Wild Bunch, an outlaw gang, invaded a New Mexico village near their hideout and shot up its Mormon church. Sparks fly when church bishop, Jim Nathan, a former lawman, confronts the gang and its leader, Butch Cassidy (a notorious fallen Mormon). Another of the outlaws, Clem, becomes smitten with the church beauty, named Deseret. He leaves the gang and joins storyteller, Scottie Abner, and Deseret in a dangerous attempt to halt a cattle drive that threatens the area. High adventure and suspense follows. There’s a dramatic face-off between Bishop and Butch when the gang finds a need for Clem and comes back to get him.

Praise for other works by Ralph Reynolds
“I think The Killvein White is breathtaking. It has richness, tidy and neat discrimination about the different characters, and more suspense than even George Stewart could manage in his novels about weather disasters.” —Glenn Leggett, author of The Prentice-Hall Handbook for Writers “In Growing Up Cowboy, Reynolds draws the wild beauty of his surroundings without getting trapped in clichés. Every loving description of the countryside shows his visceral attachment to the land of his birth.” —Davenport Times, Iowa

About the Author

An award-winning writer and editor, Ralph Reynolds has written fiction and nonfiction books. He’s also written widely about sports, nature, economics, and agriculture, and his works have appeared in periodicals ranging from the Saturday Evening Post to the Wall Street Journal.