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Virgil Alexander was born and grew up in a rural area near Miami and Globe, Arizona, where many members of his family worked in law enforcement. He attended Miami schools. He had family who worked on a large ranch in Sulfur Springs Valley, and Pima. He lived in Central while attending Eastern Arizona College and his children are alumni of EAC. His wife’s family has deep roots in the Gila Valley; her great-grandfather donated the land on which EAC was built and served as it’s President. He is retired from an Arizona mining company and worked in mines in Miami, Safford, and Morenci. He enjoys spending time with his family, visiting ghost towns and historic places, travel, history research, the outdoors and writing. He now lives in Tempe, Arizona with his wife of 45 years; their four children and fourteen grandchildren all reside in Arizona.
A stolen treasure reaches across the centuries… More than a century ago the ambush and robbery of the US Army payroll in Arizona Territory produced death, injury, distrust, and mystery. In present-day Graham County the senseless murder of a young Apache boy continues the curse of Major Wham’s lost payroll. It also created an enigmatic case for Deputy Sheriff Bren Allred and Apache Tribal Policeman Al Victor.