The Strongest Buck
by Thomas K. Devereaux
Eager for adventure, Mark Madison leaves his brother and sister-in-law to
maintain the family farm and strikes out for the wild West by working for a wagon
train outfit. There he meets Dan, the grizzled, foulmouthed wagon master, who
takes Mark under his wing. Thus, begins Mark’s education about surviving in this
new world so different from quiet farm life.
In The Strongest Buck, follow Mark as he faces the adventure he sought,
embraces a different culture, makes friends, faces danger, makes enemies, finds
love, and discovers where his home and heart truly lie.
About the Author
Thomas K. Deveraux has been married to his wife, Marilyn, for thirty-nine years. They have a son, age thirty and a daughter, age twenty-four. Their home is in the North Hills area of Pittsburgh. Tom received his MSW degree from the University
of Pittsburgh in 1980 and has worked as a psychiatric social worker for the past
forty years in several hospitals and mental health agencies in Pittsburgh. One of
his hobbies is performing in community theater. Tom has appeared in plays such
as: Mary, Mary; Detective Story; The Diary of Anne Frank; and Harvey. He is a
devoted fan of Turner Classic Movies, and if anyone will agree to challenge him
in a game of the Silver Screen Edition of Trivial Pursuit, he is ready for it.
(2021, paperback, 430 pages)