The Vendetta of Felipe Espinosa

As the Civil War raged and goldfields beckoned, a gunman stalked the mountains of central Colorado on a divine mission to kill American settlers. He would elude governors and armies, bounty hunters and posses, until his demise at the climax of a fierce high country manhunt. By then, Felipe Espinosa had claimed more than thirty lives to quietly become one of the nation’s first serial killers and foreign terrorists.

The Pikes Peak Historical Society invites you to join author Adam James Jones on August 7th as he speaks about Felipe Espinosa. Jones’ debut novel, The Vendetta of Felipe Espinosa, is a sweeping historical epic and a saga of Confederate guerrillas, marauding Indians, a severe religious order, vigilante miners, and one migrant family looking for peace in a violent country.

Adam James Jones grew up in South Park, Colorado. Adam is the recipient of the 2012 Homestead Foundation Fellowship from the Western Writers of America. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including Southwestern American Literature, Wild West, and Darker Times (UK). Adam lives in New Mexico with his wife, the actress Catharine Pilafas. His website is

The Pikes Peak Historical Society invites you to learn more about Felipe Espinosa and the terror he unleashed on the Colorado high country on Sunday, August 7th, at their monthly Chautauqua (free program), at 2:00 pm at the Florissant Library. The Library is located adjacent to the Florissant Community Park on 334 Circle Drive in Florissant.

This program is presented as a public service of the Pikes Peak Historical Society. Admission is free and refreshments are served. No reservation is required but arrive early, seating is limited. For more information call 719-748-8259 or 719-748-3861.