The Renewal

Narrated by: Tom Sleeker
Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
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Ike McAlister has finally put the ghosts of his past to rest. He’s found new joy with a spirited wife, a young daughter, and a mountain valley ranch where a man can make something of himself. But a coming railroad through the South Park valley threatens to take his land and tear his hard-won peace apart. 

Discovering that the railroad could easily bypass his ranch, he organizes opposition and earns the animus of the formidable foreman. When Ike’s brother Rob, the sheriff, is bushwhacked, Ike sets out on a high stakes quest to get the killer before the killer gets him.

©2018 Mike Torreano (P)2018 Mike Torreano

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Back to the days of yesteryear with Ike, Allie, Buster, Lorraine and the others.

For boys like me growing up in 1950s America, western stories set in the period after the civil war were everywhere to be seen. Heroes like the Lone Ranger, Jace Pearson and Lucas McCain helped us form an idea of how we should act and who we should be. Ike McAlister is another one of those guys, somebody with a few battle scars and a good heart. Despite the severe limitations imposed by his Air Force Academy education (only kidding), Mike Torreano has crafted some really entertaining stories with characters I have come to care about.