The adventure begins with a train robbery. An explosion. Gunshots. And that’s just in the Prologue of El Tigre II, by John H. Manhold. In El Tigre II the saga continues of the life of wealthy banker and rancher Johann Heinrich von Manfred whose exploits in the American Southwest have earned him the title of El Tigre, the Jaguar.
In this second book of the El Tigre Series, Manhold takes the reader on another adventurous trip west. In addition to the expected gunfights and ambushes, knife and sword combat, and Old Western hostilities, John H. Manhold immerses the reader in a tale of strong family loyalty and deep Love seldom found in Western novels. El Tigre tackles trials and tribulations that range from Spanish land grants, California politics, and vigilante justice to European jealousies and intrigues that go back to von Manfred’s days at the Prussian Military Academy.
A veteran of World War Two and Korea, John H. Manhold is known in Cowboy Action Shooting circles as El Tigre Viejo, SASS Regulator #28083, a Life Member of the Single Action Shooting Society. Manhold is also a sculptor, whose works in bronze, alabaster and African wonder stone are in private collections and museums, including a bust of Judge Roy Bean, SASS # 1, in the SASS Museum in Edgewood, New Mexico.
In addition, Manhold has published three award winning novels including Lobo, The strange Life of William Jameson, The Elymais Coin, and, of course , El Tigre. El Tigre II is published by Sarah Book Publishing of Brownsville, Texas and is out of print but still available on Amazon.
You won’t have to read the first book, El Tgre, to get into the El Tigre II story but this reviewer recommends that you do just that. (Copies are available in the SASS Mercantile.) The emotional last scène in El Tigre II will have you expecting another sequel.
(Sgt. Shuster, SASS Regulator #60835, is a social and cultural Historian, founder of the Lincoln County Regulators in Ruidoso, NM.)
El Tigre II REVIEWS
The Saga Continues: As John Manhold’s El Tiger II is reviewed in Junior Shooters a magazine for the youth extending from their very early days through their teens and early post-teen years. JohnTaffin writes “…. “El Tigre II’ is ahard one to put down, and I myself read it in two sittings. Expect further adventures as the book ends with “The End (for now)”. If you haven’t yet read “El Tigre”, that is a good starting point, and then followit up with “El Tigre II” and then wait patiently for John Manhold tp finish “El Tigre III” and the further exploits of his alter ego.”
Sarah Book Publishing congratulates John, as he continues to lead us with his beautiful story in El Tigre II into a new era of a continuing saga. What a way to end the weekend. I call this our “Sunday night recap”.
John H. Manhold: A language lexicon, a story teller reviewed in Young Shooters Magazine.
El Tigre II
The Saga Continues
El Tigre II, The saga continues is a continuation of the life story of Johann Heinrich von Manfred, the Prussian Military Academy drop-out who became a wealthy banker and ranch owner in the American Southwest with an alias gained from legendary activities. It again depicts vibrant action ranging across two continents and provides a tale of familial loyalty and of a deep love that extends through the years