Salomon (Part One)

      David Xavier / Actions & Adventure / Western
Salomon (Part One)

The legend of the true California bandit the world came to know as the fictional character of Zorro. Salomon rode the California hills as a ranchero, and then as a scout for the Mexican Army. He returned home to a land overrun with gold seekers. Brutal circumstances lead Salomon to become one of the most legendary bandits California has ever seen. An adventure of love, revenge, and redemption.Before the discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill brought tens of thousands of prospectors to California, the land was sparsely populated by Californios up from Mexico. It was untamed land. The wild West. Salomon Pico was one of these Californios, the cousin of Pio Pico, the last governor of Alta California, before it became a US territory after the Mexican-American War. Salomon rode the California hills as a ranchero, and then as a scout for the Mexican Army under Captain Andres Pico. These glittering hills would eventually be named for Salomon, although, the reasons for which are bloody. He returned home to a land overrun with gold seekers. Brutal circumstances lead Salomon to become one of the most legendary bandits California has ever seen. The life of Salomon Pico became the basis for the fictional character the world knows as Zorro.
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    Old Ways

      David Xavier / Romance & Love
Old Ways

A struggling writer in Paris comes to grips with relationships in an effort to rediscover inspiration.Enjoy a novel which has been beaten and molded into a short, yet, exciting brief of what takes place in the small town of Kinglake, Victoria, Australia. Then extends to San Francisco, New York and the world of bioengineering, agents, greed and loss.Blurb:A man wakes up in the middle of the wilderness covered in cuts and bruises, wearing only runners and shorts. Not sure of how he came to be there, he sifts through broken memories to recall just one fact: he works for a bioengineering company on viruses, not harmful, but beneficial viruses. His only problem is that rival companies and government agencies will go through anyone to steal it.
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