The Night They Came Home by John A. Russo
From John A. Russo, the master of horror and co-creator of Night of the Living Dead, comes the horrifying telling of a story based on true life events.
The Rufus Buck Gang is best known for a near month-long rampage of rape and murder back in 1895. Russo’s telling of the story sticks faithfully to the facts as they have come to be known.
Young boy Tommy Palmer’s whole family is nearly wiped out in the Buck rampage, and thus begins his quest to save what’s left of his kin and exact some measure of justice on the outlaws who perpetrated the heinous crimes. He teams up, by sheer coincidence, with a notorious lawman and a legendary hangman, both hellbent for their own reasons on stopping the Buck Gang before the body count gets even higher.
What follows is a chilling account of depravity and a grim western-style dose of justice coupled with the amazing resiliency of the human spirit.