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Sam Jeffries' wife left him and then promptly up and died. Everyone believes he was to blame. Now, despite Ike Ramsey, who rules this part of western Colorado, Sam must save Ike's daughter-in-law from a hanging.
Sam, a grumpy ex-lawman, finds the fugitive Lorena and her mute son, Asa, in desperate need of help.
Lorena had married Ike’s son, Hoag. As soon as he showed his true, brutal nature, she shot Hoag, took Asa, and ran. Sam knows that Ike and his harpy of a wife, Emma, won’t stop until they’ve caught and punished Lorena. Sam is the only one who can protect them as they travel south to meet Lorena’s family in Texas.
The three put in their lots with two old army scouts and a roguish gambler. As the group travels through the badlands, Sam will find out that he may have put his trust in the wrong people. As Ike, his vicious wife, sons, and hired guns dog them at every turn, Sam, Lorena, and Asa will all have to outwit and outrun their pursuers.
Lee writes full time in ALL GENRES but has a background in traditional Westerns. SHADOW ON THE MESA, based on Lee's script, has been produced by Larry Levinson. SHADOW ON THE MESA stars Kevin Sorbo, Gail O'Grady, Wes Brown, Meredith Baxter and Barry Corbin, and premiered on the Hallmark Movie Channel March 23, 2013 with 2nd highest ratings.
Official HALLMARK PRESS RELEASE 3/25/13:
"Hallmark Movie Channel's 2013 ratings momentum continues, with the Saturday, March 23 premiere of SHADOW ON THE MESA garnering a 1.1 household rating with nearly 1.1 million unduplicated viewers. The fourth movie in the network's expanded slate of 10 original movies for 2013, "Shadow on the Mesa" replaces "Our Wild Hearts" as the 2nd highest rated and 2nd most watched original movie in network history among households and total viewers."
The movie also won the prestigious WRANGLER AWARD given by the NATIONAL COWBOY & WESTERN HERITAGE MUSEUM in Oklahoma City for the best television Western movie.
SHADOW ON THE MESA was released on DVD December 17, 2013 and sales at many websites such as AMAZON are still impressive. Viewers are commenting to AMAZON with great reviews of the movie. It should be noted that the DVD has no music interference with voices as had been experienced by certain television broadcast stations.
The unpublished novel on which Lee based the screenplay is slated to be published in hard cover by FIVE STAR PUBLISHING, a part of GALE, in late October or early November, 2014. When ordering the hard copy of the novel SHADOW ON THE MESA, use this number MN_131SBN and #9781432829629. When ordering the E Book addition, it's MN_1315BN and # 9781432829759. More details @
Lee concentrates on original screenplays, but Lee's publishing credits include 17 Western novels (5 on audio) and 42 short stories in various genre. Lee has one novel Valley of the Lawless now on E Book with www.Lachesispublishing.com. Lee has written many other screenplays in a variety of genre, including action/adventure, romantic comedy, family, fantasy, and Westerns/Historicals. Lee's available scripts are on InkTip.com where industry professionals can view them for free and without contact by writers. Lee is a long time member of Western Writers of America.
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