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The Grey Pilgrim
by J.M. Hayes
A strikingly original plot blends unknown bits of real history with imagined incidents to create an unusual thriller. Its base is the last American Indian uprising in Arizona, occuring in October, 1940. At its core lay a struggle for civil rights. Deputy U.S. Marshall and Spanish Civil War veteran J.D. Fitzpatrick arrives in Tucson, a shell shock case. His job should have ...more
ebook, 246 pages
Published May 27th 2010 by Poisoned Pen Press
(first published 1990)
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3 stars would be a fair rating except for the originality of the plot. Way to go Hayes! Although the character development and writing are a bit thin, the book held my attention completely. I am not certain it is best classified as a mystery, as my library did, but somewhere close. Enjoy!
I'm currently Reading Server Down the fifth book in his Mad Dog and Englishman series. His first book The Grey Pilgrim is in my humble opinion his best book to date. Great story, great characters, great settings, all tied together in a great read.
J.M. "Mike" Hayes has been an anthropologist, an archaeologist, and has supervised youth camping, sports, an recreation programs. He was born and raised on the flat earth of central Kansas his Mad Dog & Englishman mysteries take place. He graduated from Wichita State University and did post graduate work at the University of Arizona. He makes his home in Tucson (site of his first novel, The Gr ...moreMore about J.M. Hayes...