|About the Book|
Charlie-Not-Afraid-of-His-Horse, Lee Micks first published novel received wide acclaim for his memorable characters of Charlie, Beth and Walk-Behind as well as for his historical accuracy. His uncanny ability to create living characters fromMoreCharlie-Not-Afraid-of-His-Horse, Lee Micks first published novel received wide acclaim for his memorable characters of Charlie, Beth and Walk-Behind as well as for his historical accuracy. His uncanny ability to create living characters from fiction continues in Below the Horizon. It is the moving tale of a small town in the dustbowl years- but mostly it is the story of three brothers-in-law and how they help each other survive. Ed Kaufman, the oldest brother-in-law, as well as the sheriff, is basically an honest man, but understands that hard times call for ingenuity. Dietz Titus, a brother-in-law and master-maker of whiskey is a self-taught philosopher and farmer who believes his wife, Katie, and children are worth the risk of bootlegging. Frank Hagen, the youngest brother-in-law, is on the brink of losing his farm due to drought. His wife, Tracy, is unable to conquer fears from her staunch Catholic upbringing, but with Katies help she backs Frank in his bootlegging endeavors. From out of the dust comes a man of the times...Willie Loop. He hitches a ride with Frank at the communal water well and soon becomes a part of the team. This dynamic tale of survival gives kudos to the outlaws, who in this story are the good guys.