The Great Liquor War

by David M. McGowan (Author)

While the police are fighting one another, who is looking for criminals, particularly those stealing Hank’s horses?

Book Description:​

The year is 1885. Hank James has been in Canada several months panning gold from a stream near Roswell, British Columbia. When he hears a prizefight will be held in town, he attends along with everyone for miles around. With a little help from the fight referee, he wins big betting on the fight.

Having realized that the life of a miner isn’t nearly as romantic or rewarding as he expected, and with advice from the policeman who helped him win money on the fight, Hank goes to Farwell to haul freight with pack horses for contractors building the transcontinental railroad.

The railroad’s security, a detachment of North West Mounted Police, have maintained across the West that no liquor be allowed one mile on either side of the rail bed. Provincial authorities disagree.

Hank James believes in honoring and repaying his debts, but that doesn’t mean he should be involved in a war between the BC Provincial Police and the North West Mounted. He and his partners have trouble enough running their freight business, they don’t need to be caught between competing policemen. They are already stuck between Canada’s transcontinental railroad people and the contractors doing the actual construction.

While the police are fighting one another, who is looking for criminals, particularly those stealing Hank’s horses?

About the Author:
Despite a variety of jobs, D.M. McGowan now works as a commercial driver and lives near Mile “0” of the world-famous Alaska Highway. His stories bring Canadian history to life. “I believe in seeing morality and societal responsibility rewarded. Too much of today’s fiction seems to lead into the dark instead of the light.”

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Western Pioneering Era Saga Combining Great Story Telling With True Life Cowboy Experience By Cold CoffeePress on August 12, 2015 Format: Paperback The Great Liquor War by D. M. McGowan is a western pioneering era saga that combines great storytelling, true-to-life cowboy experience with US and Canadian history combinedwith legends from the 1800's. Cold Coffee Press endorses The Great Liquor War by D. M. McGowan for the nuggets of history told within a great story of human experience in the Wild West. This book was given to us in a PDF for review. This review was completedon August 11, 2015. For more information, please visit Cold Coffee Press.

David M. McGowan (Author)

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“Author Dave McGowan has been a cowboy,forest fire fighter, heavy equipment operator,farmhand, gardener, road musician and businessman. He now writes, and works as a commercial driver, in Northern British Columbia.” The forgoing is the bio from the back of my novels and one might conclude from this information that I was a poor employee … either lazy or didn’t know what I was doing … and was kicked off a lot of jobs. You would be partially correct, at least in surmising that I don’t know what I am doing. As for my being a poor employee, you would have to ask my bosses … although I think I’ve managed to trick the one I have now. Of course, when I had my own business my boss thought I was marvelous. Truthfully, I’ve managed over the years to find employment regardless of my location or the problems that might exist with the economy. I enjoyed much of that experience at the time and am glad that I attained it. I’ve also visited a good portion of North America and lived in several areas of Canada where I met some great people and enjoyed some wonderful country. Speaking of great people, Karen and I are parents to four great people who have supplied eight grandchildren who show that improvements can be possible in each generation. One of those has added a great-grand daughter to the line.

The Great Liquor War

Western Pioneering Era Saga Combining Great Story Telling With True Life Cowboy Experience By Cold CoffeePress on August 12, 2015 Format: Paperback The Great Liquor War by D. M. McGowan is a western pioneering era saga that combines great storytelling, true-to-life cowboy experience with US and Canadian history combinedwith legends from the 1800's. Cold Coffee Press endorses The Great Liquor War by D. M. McGowan for the nuggets of history told within a great story of human experience in the Wild West. This book was given to us in a PDF for review. This review was completedon August 11, 2015. For more information, please visit Cold Coffee Press.

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