The Garden of Eden is a classic western action novel by American writer Max Brand.
Ben Connor is a gambler who knows horses. He goes out west to get away from the gambling life he has been leading in New York. There he discovers a breed of grey horses that he thinks are the best horses he has ever seen. The problem is that these horses are bred in a secret valley known as the Garden of Eden and that outsiders are not welcome there.
Connor sees these horses as a means of getting rich on the race tracks, but how to get one is a problem. So, Connor decides to infiltrate the small, isolated religious cult in order to get his hands on their purebred Eden Gray horses.
A great horse story coupled with the typical excitement one expects from Max Brand makes this agreat book.
The Garden of Eden was first published in 1921. Audiobook read by Richard Kilmer, running time 7 hours and 39 min. Unabridged full version. Also available as E-Book, ePUB, 75,300 words, average reading time 6 hours, 15 min.
Max Brand was the pen name for Frederick Schiller Faust (1892-1944) who was an American author known primarily for his thoughtful and literary Westerns.