Go West Young Man...
George Alwood III, is a spoiled and rich young man who heads west to
become a mountain man in 1825. Taken under wing by two experienced
old mountain men, George Alwood the third becomes Bear Killer the
mountain man. After a short visit with Shoshoni Indians, Bear Killer finds
himself with an unwanted wife and though he resist's, he eventually
learns to love her. A cold and hard winter in the mountains brings him
closer to his bride, as he learns to live as a mountain man, and just
before spring she informs him a child will soon come. Content now, with a
canvas shelter, campfire, dried meat, and soon to be family, Bear Killer
reflects on his rich and pampered background.
After his wife and unborn child are killed by white men, the young mountain
man makes a promise to avenge their deaths and he's swept up into a deep
sense of rage. He finds, however, the men he is searching for are hard men to pin down and even harder to kill.
"War Paint is a blood-thirsty brutal book. It will disappoint those who seek the triumph of good over evil.
—James Drury, "The Virginian"
NEW: The sequel to War Paint has just been released. It is War Drums at amazon.com/dp/B00LWRNK70
War Paint (the motion pictue) is currently in the pre-production stage with MVP3, Talent Management for Tennessee, New York, Illinois, and California. Mr. Benton will be co-writing the screenplay as well. You can learn more by visiting the JND Films website.
WAR DRUMS: The sequel to War Paint is now out as an ebook. See ASIN B00LWRNK70.
About the Author
W.R. Benton is a retired United States military senior non-commissioned officer (E-8). He is a graduate of a number of U.S. Air Force Survival Schools, including Arctic, Water (Sea and Ocean), Mountain, and Jungle survival schools. He spent twelve years teaching parachuting techniques and survival skills to Air Force aircrew members as a Life Support Instructor.
Mr. Benton currently works as a freelance Wilderness Survival and Outdoor writer for a number of North American Magazines (Buck Masters, Modern Survival, Big Game Hunt, and many others). He is a published author with six books in print.