The explosive companion piece to Clifford Jackman’s The Winter Family: when a burned man appears on a farm in rural California, looking for work and somewhere to die, the good folks there take him in. But the burned man has a past, and it’s about to catch up with him.
“California 1901” captures the old West in its death throes—a psychotic Pinkerton agent searching for oil, a sharpshooter with his hands tied, a gambler lost in San Francisco’s Chinatown, and a burned man, not quite dead and not who he says he is, bracing for one last fight. In a new century, on the edge of America, a final reckoning awaits.
“Clifford Jackman’s novel somehow manages to be both traditional and eerily unique. Think of it as a combination of HIGH NOON and THE SHINING.” — Jeff Guinn, bestselling author of Glorious and The Last Gun Fight
“The Winter Family is both calculating and poetic and holds you with a compelling brutality from which it is impossible to turn away.” — Craig Johnson, New York Times bestselling author of the Walt Longmire mysteries, the basis of the hit drama series Longmire