|First Death, the (1974) [Novel]|
by William M. James
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(From the publisher):
Cucillo Oro is Apache - Brutal, unrelenting... and deadly.
In the great tradition of Cochise and Geronimo, Cuchillo is a warrior to be feared. But he is not a man easily driven to war. When the brutal and sadistic Lieutenant Pinner removes two of his fingers for allegedly stealing his ornamental knife, and brands him Cuchillo Oro (Golden Knife), he seeks a peaceful solution. When the true thieves come after him, even then, he keeps his head. But when Lieutenant Pinner takes his squaw and his baby boy hostage - then the white eyes have gone too far...
Original title: The First Death
Genre: Fiction→ Western→ Native Americans
- Written by Terry Harknett.