Church grew up in west Texas with dogs, horses and brothers. After retiring from the United States Marine Corps he taught high school. Currently, he is working as an adjunct professor of political science. He lives with his wife and best friend, Paula and with boss-dog Liam. Another story is in the works.
In 1869, Johnny Black finds himself in a lawless, danger-filled settlement located on the Texas frontier, where Indians, criminals and nature all provide an opportunity for death as he relentlessly pursues the man who murdered his only brother.