Meet the Characters of "Yuma" - a historic novel on the struggle for a Catholic America, Circa 1866
Sheriff Billy Sarell – A man of deep faith who also bore the deepest scars of war, he found himself on a deadly collision course with the nameless men who secretly held the destiny of
Victoria Anne Pruitt – Compelled by a passion for self-giving and plagued by the insecurities of a young woman all alone in a hostile world, she found her contentment at the mission school and longed only for the right man to make her life complete.
Brother Ignatius de la Fuentes, alias Br. Xavier – Hand-picked by the
Councilman Escobar Evangelista – An honorable and noble-hearted man whose people had been bitterly betrayed by the Government of the
Toby Reavis – A devout family man and a free and learned Negro, he fought bravely on the Southern battlefields and was proud of his Confederate affiliation. The only thing that made him prouder was his conversion to the Catholic faith.
Fr. Ramon Alonso – A holy man of God, he stood his ground against the high-level churchmen who sought to expel the Spanish missionaries from the
Deputy Johnny Cotorio – The high-spirited young Cherokee – staunchly Catholic, ex-Confederate and scourge of the criminal element – he had to come to terms with
Dr. Franklin Sorenson – Professor of History at a prestigious Northern university, he made the costly mistake of trying to publish the truth about
Hank Tanner and Glen Eydler – Behind the mask of the territory’s most respected businessmen, they were its most bloodthirsty crime lords, with ties to the men in the shadows who wielded more power than the president himself.
Jonathan Peters, Amos
James Trevor – The territory’s most influential newspaperman without whose professional assistance the indoctrination of the nation and socialization of the continent could not have gone forward as planned.
Major Whittaker Bray – A distinguished military career behind him, nothing could have prepared this