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Sweet Success for Mike Torreano


By: Darby Karchut

Congratulations to Mike Torreano! He just signed a contract with The Wild Rose Press for his third western, titled A SCORE TO SETTLE. It’s set on a cattle drive on the Goodnight-Loving Trail in 1870 New Mexico Territory, the historic genesis for Larry McMurtry’s beloved LONESOME DOVEseries. The release is schedule for this summer and takes its place along with Mike’s other traditional western mysteries, THE RECKONING and THE RENEWAL, also from The Wild Rose Press.


Del Lawson, a broken-hearted rancher, drifts aimlessly after his family is murdered. He signs on to a cattle drive along the Goodnight-Loving trail, unaware he’s still in danger. When he falls in love with Rose, a pretty Army nurse, the killers target her. Now, if he’s to recover from his grief and build a new life with her, Del must set out on a gritty hunt for the men who are hunting him.

Meanwhile, Del’s mother, who Del doesn’t know survived that murderous night, discovers the gold the killers are after. Vowing revenge, she uses the treasure in an elaborate masquerade aimed at taking the murderers down.

Will mother and son’s plans reap justice or destroy what’s left of the Lawson clan?


Mike Torreano has a military background and is a student of American history and the Old West.

His debut western mystery, THE RECKONING, set in South Park, Colorado, in 1868, released in 2016 by The Wild Rose Press. The sequel, THE REVEWAL, also in South Park, 1872, released in 2018.

Mike’s written for magazines and newspapers for many years. An experienced editor, he’s taught University-level English and Journalism. He’s a member of the Historical Novel Society, Pikes Peak Writers, Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, Western Writers of America and several other western writing groups. He brings his readers back in time with him as he recreates life in mid-to-late 19th century America. He lives in Colorado Springs with his wife, Anne.

 For more information on Mike and all his publications, visit him at

Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
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