about Nueces Truth
Nueces Truth: Texans Face War’s Realities, the sixth of the Tumbleweed Sagas, offers further episodes in the epic adventures of Texas Ranger Captain Luke Dunn. Most of Texas’ best men had joined the Confederate cause, leaving the Texas frontier vulnerable to desperadoes and hostile Indians. While the Rebels fight a losing cause, Dunn’s life is caught up with the rough and tumble and increasingly war-ravaged prairies of the Nueces Strip of 1864. Nueces Truth catches readers up in the dynamics sweeping South Texas during the closing years of the War Between the States. War brings a new dimension to the dangers lurking for Dunn at every turn. Gritty…tough…it’s part and parcel to Luke’s life as lawman and rancher. Just about anywhere he rides, death could be reaching for his reins. Comanche call Dunn Ghost-Who-Rides, his and young Elisa’s ardor know no bounds, paid killers seek to rid the Strip of Dunn’s Justice, savages fight back against their certain demise, new threats to justice emerge, post-war reconstruction poses new dangers, and everything converges at little Nuecestown, Texas.
About This Author
With Nueces Grit: Texans Answer the Call, fifth-generation Texan Mark Greathouse continues his passion for writing coupled with the love of history and his own Texas cultural heritage. He has woven an epic fictional adventure in an historical setting. As author, business executive, investor, entrepreneur, educator, and parent, he has led by example through business and community leadership roles. He holds degrees from the University of Maryland (BA) and American University (MBA). A published author of fiction and poetry, including Tumbleweed Sagas Nueces Justice, Nueces Reprise, Nueces Deceit, and Nueces Blood, as well as the biography Nicholas Dunn: The Making of a Texas Legend, he is a member of the Western Writers of America and several poetry and writing groups. He has been a Defiance Press & Publishing author since early 2019. With their raw edginess, the Tumbleweed Sagas deliver a series of tales of a Texas Ranger courageously bringing justice to the vast frontier of the Texas Nueces Strip of the mid-1850s. Greathouse delivers compelling YouTube videos at Tumbleweed.me and posts on Facebook at Tumbleweed Sagas. Greathouse, his wife, and two sons live in Southern Pennsylvania a stone’s throw from a longhorn cattle ranch, and he dreams of retiring to Texas and his Texas family roots.