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Bullet for a Ranger: A Texas Ranger Jim Blawcyzk Story

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In Bullet for a Ranger, the latest novel in the Texas Ranger Jim Blawcyzk series, Jim is locked in a jail cell in the town of Quitaque, accused of murdering a saloon woman while in a drunken rage. Even though the idea of the happily married, loyal family man, non-drinking and church-going Blawcyzk being involved with a saloon entertainer, then killing her, is extremely far-fetched, the evidence against the Ranger Lieutenant is so strong even he has to admit he stands a good chance of being convicted. Worse, Jim ...
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Overview

In Bullet for a Ranger, the latest novel in the Texas Ranger Jim Blawcyzk series, Jim is locked in a jail cell in the town of Quitaque, accused of murdering a saloon woman while in a drunken rage. Even though the idea of the happily married, loyal family man, non-drinking and church-going Blawcyzk being involved with a saloon entertainer, then killing her, is extremely far-fetched, the evidence against the Ranger Lieutenant is so strong even he has to admit he stands a good chance of being convicted. Worse, Jim has no recollection of the night or the events in question. His only sure ally is the priest from the local Catholic mission, and even the good padre has his doubts about Blawcyzk's innocence. Hoped-for help from one of his fellow Rangers has failed to materialize, and the date for Blawcyzk's trial is fast approaching.

Somehow, Jim must figure out who is really the woman's killer, or face a quick hanging. Solving the mystery from his cell is proving to be an almost insurmountable task.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452805948
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/22/2010
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

James J. Griffin, while a native New Englander, has been a student of the frontier West, and particularly the Texas Rangers, from a very young age. He has travelled extensively throughout the western United States and Canada, and has visited many of the famous Western frontier towns, such as Tombstone, Pecos, Deadwood, Cheyenne, and numerous others.

Jim's deep interest in the Texas Rangers has led him to become an amateur historian of that famous law enforcement organization. He has amassed an extensive collection of Texas Ranger artifacts, which is now housed in the permanent collections of the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum in Waco.

Jim has been an avid horseman all his life. He bought his first horse, a pinto, when he was a junior in college, and has owned several American Paint Horses. He is a member of the Connecticut Horse Council Volunteer Horse Patrol.

With the success of his first book, Trouble Rides the Texas Pacific, published in 2005, Jim was encouraged to continue his writing.

When not travelling out West, Jim divides his time between Branford, Connecticut and Keene, New Hampshire

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  • Posted June 11, 2010

    A Page Turner

    I started this book, and finished it in one sitting. It was that gripping.

    Ranger Jim Blawcyzk finds himself in a world of hurt when he wakes up naked, covered in blood next to a saloon girl who is likewise naked. Except she has Jim's Bowie knife buried to the hilt in her chest and is the source of the blood. Blawcyzk starts out to prove his innocence, but that's hard from the inside of a jail cell, miles from other Rangers.

    Griffin's novels keep getting better and better. His plotting, pacing and ideas get sharper, and more distinct each time out. He writes in a style reminiscent of pulp westerns, yet isn't slavish to it. It is recognizable as such, yet he has found his own voice and uses it well.

    This latest novel in the Ranger Blawcyzk series is a page-turner and worth a read.

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  • Posted May 21, 2010

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    Author James J. Griffin...another great Texas Ranger story!

    Author James J. Griffin's new book "Bullet For A Ranger" a Texas Ranger Jim Blawcyzk book has many surprises in store for the reader. This new book tells the tale of Ranger Blawcyzk's fall from grace after he was jailed for murder. Does this devoted husband and loving family man have a side that no one knew about? Can the hangman's noose get him before he can prove his innocence of the murder or will the injustice of the town's ruthless saloon owner prevail? The reader will be drawn into the story by the underlying tale of the fallen Texas Ranger. Author James J. Griffin brings the Old West Frontier to the readers through his superior extensive knowledge of the West and his passion for the Texas Ranger's role in settling the West under law and order.

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