A Stranger In Burkevilleby David Osborne
When Jake Harn arrived in Burkeville, all he wanted was a dry place to sleep and a good meal. Instead he found himself embroiled in a range war he had no choice but to win. Forced into a gunfight with Sonny Burke, youngest son of cattle baron Jeff Burke, Jake quickly finds himself obliged to defend himself against the entire Burke clan, including the hired gun Jack Slade. Wounded, he finds refuge at the ranch of Jim Sterling and his beautiful, hot-tempered daughter Rachel. With the help of Sterling and the few independent ranchers willing to stand up against the Burkes, Harn is able to bring peace to the county, but not without bloodshed. Throughout A Stranger in Burkeville, a colorful cast of minor characters play their parts: unintended sidekick Lattimore Q. (Quincy) Cranbrook, the gun salesman with literary ambitions, Old Jed at the livery stable, the lovely Sarah Garnett, and a small town café serving the best beef stew west of the Mississippi.
- Williams & Company, Publishers
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- 0.54(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)
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I enjoyed Mr. Osborne's decription of the scenery and characters in this story. He decribed it in such a way as to make me feel as if I was part of the story as I read. I found the story was fast paced and had exciting action sequences. I definitely look forward to reading more books that Mr. Osborne might write about heroes like Jake!
I enjoyed this western story by Mr. Osborne. After reading just a couple of pages I did not want to put the book down. The detail of the main character was excellent. The book was written with taste. I will be waiting for the next western that Mr. Osborne writes. Great job.