Death Followed The U. S. Deputy Marshal eBook #6
Death Followed The U. S. Deputy Marshal Book #6
By Raymond Cook
© 2012 (All Rights Reserved)
Word Count: 70,000 words
About This eBook
Death Followed The U. S. Deputy © 2012 by Raymond Cook is a 211-page story about a Deputy U. S. Marshal by the name of Arabella Simmons. The U.S. Deputy Marshal for the district he served in held a term of four years but could be removed for any reason. He or she had the power to appoint deputies or swear in posse’s to carry out all lawful orders issued by Federal Judges, Congress, or the President. The U.S. Marshal and his Deputies could also acquire all necessary assistance in the execution of his duties.
The failure of citizens or local sheriffs to cooperate with a marshal could result in a $5,000.00 fine and imprisonment of 1 year. The deputy marshals served Writs, Subpoenas, Summonses, Arrest Warrants, ensured that witnesses appeared safely to the court, investigate and arrest fugitives, enforce court orders, other process issued by the courts and made sure that all federal prisoners appeared in Court. They also disbursed funds as ordered by the courts. Marshals also testified under oath in federal courts.
In 1893 President Grover Cleveland appointed Arabella Simmons as the agency’s first female U.S. Deputy Marshal; and assigned her to the Colorado Territory. U.S. Marshal Albert H. Jones in Denver, Colorado had his doubts about Arabella as did many others. But her calm but firm demeanor and lighting quick draw proved her to be quite capable indeed of upholding the law.
In late fall of 1894, while Arabella and another deputy were making their way through Gunnison County on their way back to Denver, as they enter the town of Marble, a bank robbery occurs. Arabella’s partner is killed, and five of the 11 men trying to rob the bank are killed. Arabella wounds their leader. But as she makes her way back to Denver with her prisoner, she suddenly realizes, the rest of his gang is now hunting her.
Reader’s Favorite December 19, 2018 5-Star Book Review by Gisela Dixon
Death Followed The U. S. deputy Marshal by Raymond Cook is a fast-paced, typical Western thriller. The one thing that sets this story apart from others right away is the central presence of a strong female character. In the days when women were mostly confined to their homes and to traditional occupations, it’s refreshing to read about a female deputy marshal. Arabella’s character is well drawn and never feels caricatured or stereotyped in any way. I loved her battles with the outlaws where she could stand shoulder to shoulder with a man. The wildlife and the overall feel of the late 1800s and early 1900s has also been well captured. I think fans of Western fiction will enjoy this novel.
This 211-page western romance story contains over 70,000 words! So sit down and get ready to enjoy my newest book written in 2012!
Death Followed The U. S. Deputy Marshal is an action-packed tale of Colorado’s first woman appointed as a U. S. Deputy Marshal. This eBook was uploaded onto Amazon on June 25, 2015. I’ve made this comment section so I can share with visitors to my website what readers feel about this particular eBook. To share your comments too, just go back up to the top of the page and click on the Contact Me tab.
Phyllis A. from Detroit, Mich. June 28, 2012
Now this woman had courage, strength, defiance and determination! She refused to give up and I like that in the women characters of books I read.
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