The fifth installment of Len Levinson’s "Apache Wars Saga", Devil Dance takes listeners to the antebellum West, where settlers and Native Americans are competing for land and resources.
Performer Bill Quinn’s warm baritone voice could very easily belong to a cowboy, though he also commands the lilting accents of famous Indian warriors like Cochise.
This audiobook’s action is driven by memorable protagonist Nathanial Barrington, who feels just as at home in a teepee as he does in a colonel’s drawing room. The Apache "devil dance" is supposed to drive away evil, but in the lawless world of the West, it is difficult to discern exactly where evil resides.
The year 1858 dawns bloodred in the untamed Southwest, even as in the East the country moves towards civil war. Leadership of the most warlike Apache tribe has passed to the great warrior chief Cochise, who burns to avenge the poisoning of an Indian child. Meanwhile, the U.S. Army is out to end Apache power with terror instead of treaties.
As these two great fighting forces circle for the kill on a map stained by massacre and ambush, former dragoon officer Nathanial Barrington finds no escape from the clash of cultures he sought to flee. He is drawn west again to be tempted by a love as forbidden as it is irresistible and to be torn between the military that formed him as a fighting man and the hold the Apaches have on his heart and soul...Devil Dance.