Synopses & Reviews
The story of a Civil War soldier finding his humanity in the face of horrible savagery.
Emerging from the Civil War a shamed and broken man, Stephen Latch turns to a life of outlaw and murder. Still hoping to uphold the values of the Confederacy, Latch sets his sights on the wealth of resources pouring westward from the northern United States, putting together a band of ruthless misfits to help him stake his claim of the riches of the caravans.
Latchs plan calls for an unusual alliance, one made with Chief Satana and his band of Kiowas. The Kiowas are in desperate need of firewater”the rum and whiskey that Latch keeps secreted awayand Latch plans to use it to inspire them to levels of barbarism not seen anywhere else. Once the caravan drivers and passengers are dispatched with, Latch and his men will spirit away the now ownerless wagons, never to be seen again.
The Lost Wagon Train follows Latch on his greatest attack against a train of 160 wagons, and shows how the once haunted man turns a corner and finds a new life away from the ways of the brigand.
About the Author
Zane Grey was born on January 31, 1872, in Zanesville, Ohio. He was best known for his popular adventure novels and stories that presented an idealized image of the American frontier. The critically acclaimed Riders of the Purple Sage (1912) has become one of the bestselling and most popular books of all time. Over one hundred films, television episodes, and program series, including Dick Powells Zane Grey Theater, have been based loosely on his novels and short stories. He died on October 23, 1939, at his home in Altadena, California.