Brandish by Douglas Hirt
Brandish, Western Writers of America Spur award finalist! At age 42, Captain Ethan Brandish has finally given up his command of Fort Lowell, deep in the Apache territory of Arizona. He knows there has to be more to life than constantly battling rattlesnakes and renegades, and now he's going to find out what life has to offer. But the vicious Apache leader Yellow Shirt has another fate in store for Brandish.