Sixteen-year-old Lon Pearce is an orphan who has lost both his parents separately at the hands of the same man, local business owner Carl Teverence. Grief-stricken by their murders, he heads into town, half-cocked and ready to take his vengeance... only things don’t quite turn out the way he’d hoped. Teverence and his men see him coming a mile away. They turn the tables on him with ease, and Lon is lucky to escape with his life.
Alone and hunted, Lon is forced to leave everything he knows and loves behind, even his name. Now known only as Shawnee, he journeys west across the plains on a long and lonely trail. He hasn’t forgotten the score he has to settle, but he needs to learn the skills to make it possible. He lends a hand to those he finds in need along the way—even when it forces him further outside the law.
Will Shawnee find his way back home to deliver the justice he so desperately desires? Will he have learned enough to defeat Teverence and his men, or will he wind up in a shallow grave next to his parents? And even if he is successful, will he have enough integrity—enough of his soul remaining—to think of himself as a good man? An action-filled adventure of loss and revenge, Bob Giel’s Shawnee will have you on the edge of your seat until the very last page.