Belton, Texas, Author Publishes New Western Novel

May 06, 2011   Entertainment News
(PRLEAP.COM) Treasure at El Dorado, a new book by Dwight Hood Roberts, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

In the action-packed Treasure at El Dorado, Roberts weaves a tale of adventure during the early Gold Rush in the untamed West.

A young cowboy named Will Roberts was once told by his grandfather to go west when he was grown, "Somewhere out there, you'll find your treasure." Will follows his advice and in doing so, saves a crusty old prospector named Salty from the wrath of a couple of the Lardman brothers who are trying to steal his gold mine. The brothers are killed and Salty rewards Will with a stake in his mine. Is this the treasure of which his grandfather spoke?

This event starts a chain reaction as the remaining Lardman brothers seek revenge. These outlaws transport danger wherever they go—robbing and killing emigrants traveling west, stealing cattle and horses, gunfighting, and drunken debauchery in saloons along the way. No one is safe from their treachery.

After a gruesome discovery brings brave lawmen to tears, two posses converge to bring the Lardman gang to justice. But Will has an even greater task. He must reach the small town of El Dorado to save his new love, Victoria, before the most vile and savage Lardman of them all finds her first.

About the Author:
Dwight Hood Roberts, a Texas native, resides in Belton, TX with Peggy, his wife of forty-eight years, and is the father of one daughter. Sadly his son passed away in 1990. Semi-retired, he is currently a member of the Belton Writers' Guild. Past memberships include the Central Texas Horseman's Club, Texas Black Powder Rifle Association, Central Texas Coon Hunters' Association, Greater Temple Area Chamber of Commerce, and Central Texas Homebuilders' Association. In addition to writing, he enjoys travel, especially in the western States and Mexico.

Treasure at El Dorado is an 204-page paperback with a retail price of $22.00. The ISBN is 978-1-4349-0991-6. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, or to request a review copy, please go to our virtual pressroom at www.dorrancepressroom.com or our online bookstore at www.dorrancebookstore.com.