Enjoy the saga of Rafael Ortega de Estrada, a young Mexican peón on the run riding a stolen Appaloosa stallion after shooting the haciendero who raped his younger sister. Heading north, Rafael enters the United States in 1866 to find life on the other side of the border holds new dangers along with the promise of a new life. This gritty tale is set in the American Southwest as Americans and Mexicans struggle after the Mexican-American War.

  The Southwest is undergoing unique and savage change after 300 years of Spanish rule and incorporation into the United States. Despite the western settings, the saga's analysis of the political and social changes of the time underpins the story.


  You can purchase any of the series in either ebook or print format by pressing the Amazon button below.  I sincerely hope you enjoy reading "The Young Pistolero Series".

About The Author

Where History and Fiction Collide...

    Robert (Bob) J. Alvarado was born in Mesa and spent the majority of his childhood years in the East Valley of the Phoenix, Arizona area. After high school, Bob enlisted and did a tour of duty with the United States Air Force, then attended Arizona State University in Tempe and graduated in 1969 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering.

  The next decade was spent writing computer software and representing a number of large corporations throughout most of Latin America. Later Bob became entrepreneurial, starting his own computer software company based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. During his years in New Mexico, Bob became enthralled with the Spanish history and teal blue skies of the Land of Enchantment. He dreamt of the day when he could retire and write Western Historical Fiction and play golf. Proud of his Hispanic ancestry, Alvarado’s passion for southwestern history radiates into his writing, particularly stories from a Hispanic perspective.

  Bob and his wife Ellen have been married for 34 years and have three grown children, two grandchildren and happily reside in Litchfield Park, Arizona. Bob’s 95 year old mother, Josie, lives with them.

Awards and Praises

Young Pistolero (Book 1)  #1 Fiction Book by a Hispanic Author 2015

Death Stalks the Young Pistolero (Book 3) #1 Fiction Book by a Hispanic Author 2016

Legacy for the Young Pistolero (Book 4) #3 Fiction Book by a Hispanic Author 2017

Finalist 2018 Books to Movie Award in Drama TV Series. The Latino Books into Movies Awards are conducted by Latino Literacy Now, a 501c3 nonprofit co-founded by Edward James Olmos and Kirk Whisler. The judges for these awards are screenwriters, directors, producers, and others from the entertainment industry. They have deemed these books worthy of consideration for future television and movie production. For more information about Latino Literacy Now, please contact Kirk Whisler at kirk@whisler.com or 760-579-1696.