Crossing The Dead Line
by Douglas Cobb
If you liked the book and the movie True Grit, you'll LOVE this Western/historical fiction novel based on the real-life exploits of Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves. Bass Reeves was one of the first African American lawmen West of the Mississippi. During his long career serving under the court of the "Hanging Judge" Isaac C. Parker, Reeves arrested more than 3,000 men and killed 14.