Overview

"Readers of Johnstone's many westerns appreciate his taut writing and good storytelling." --Examiner.com

"Engaging and entertaining." --Spur and Lock on The Brothers O'Brien

On November 3, 1908, in the town of San Vicente, suspected of stealing a mining company payroll, Butch Cassidy was killed in a bloody shootout by the Bolivian Army.

Or was he?

In a small Texas town in 1950, a man from the Pinkerton ...

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Butch Cassidy the Lost Years

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Overview

"Readers of Johnstone's many westerns appreciate his taut writing and good storytelling." --Examiner.com

"Engaging and entertaining." --Spur and Lock on The Brothers O'Brien

On November 3, 1908, in the town of San Vicente, suspected of stealing a mining company payroll, Butch Cassidy was killed in a bloody shootout by the Bolivian Army.

Or was he?

In a small Texas town in 1950, a man from the Pinkerton Detective Agency interrupts an old-timer's daily game of dominos to learn the truth about Butch Cassidy--who is still alive and well and sitting right in front of him. . .

So begins the novel of the West's most legendary outlaw--as told by America's master storytellers, William W. Johnstone and J.A.Johnstone. Butch Cassidy The Lost Years reveals the stunning secret behind that infamous shootout in Bolivia that claimed the lives of the Sundance Kid and, allegedly, Butch himself. For years, there were rumors that Cassidy survived. Now, almost half a century later, an old man playing dominos tells the real story of his life and times, legend be damned.

After fleeing South America and informing the beautiful Etta Place that her beloved Sundance is dead, Butch returns to Texas searching for a place to call home. When he comes across a dying rancher who'd been shot by some rustlers, Butch promises to avenge him--and take over the ranch after his death. Assuming the name Jim Strickland, Butch tries to start a fresh new chapter in his life. But even with his old gang gone and his outlaw past behind him, trouble has a way of finding Butch. Cruel injustice--in the form of a corrupt railroad baron--pulls him into the most dangerous train robbery he's ever attempted. But if Butch Cassidy is going to ride again, it'll have to be with a newer, and wilder, Wild Bunch. . .

Filled with page-turning action and authentic historic details, Butch Cassidy The Lost Years is an exciting and fitting tribute to a true American original. Robert LeRoy Parker. Butch to his friends. Mr. Cassidy to those on the business end of his gun.

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Old gunslingers never die; they just become biopic subjects and legends. Almost from the first day of the 1908 news reports, informed readers doubted that Butch Cassidy had really died in a gun battle with Bolivian soldiers. Skeptics thought that the outlaw birth-named Robert Leroy Parker had just outwitted and outshot too many lawmen to fall prey to a few army newbies. In this engaging fiction about Butch's post-South American adventures, western tale-spinner William W. Johnstone gives Cassidy the afterlife for which we always hoped. Editor's recommendation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780758290359
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 4/30/2013
  • Series: Butch Cassidy the Lost Years , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 344,723
  • File size: 582 KB

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  • Posted May 14, 2013

    Another very entertaining tale from the Johnstone's! Well writte

    Another very entertaining tale from the Johnstone's! Well written! 
    Would recommend for ages 12 and up.. 

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2013

    Reviewed by Karen Pirnot for Readers' Favorite Johnstone has do

    Reviewed by Karen Pirnot for Readers' Favorite

    Johnstone has done it again! True to the tradition of great Western novels, "Butch Cassidy, the Lost Years" is a gem. The premise of the novel is: What if Butch Cassidy had lived? And, had he lived, how would his story have played out? Johnstone is so convincing in his tale that most readers will accept the tale as an original and pass it on as fact. Butch, who was known as Robert Leroy Parker by those who truly knew him, had a rich history as an outlaw. He is said to have died in a shootout but the author speculates that while the Sundance Kid died, Butch Cassidy went on to live a rich and fulfilling life. As the story opens, a young man approaches a man named Hank Parker, asking about things he has found in the estate of his grandfather who has researched famous gunslingers. Parker then begins to weave a tale which leaves more questions for the young man than it does answer.

    The story takes place at the turn of the century at about the time of the first World War. It is told in retrospect and is absolutely charming in its detail of the time as well as in the development of the various colorful characters. Parker himself is a highly convincing story teller who just exudes charm and confidence. His sense of adventure combined with a strong sense of poetic justice captivates the reader and leaves us wondering what really separates the good guys from the bad guys. Kudos for another great Western!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2013

    I dont think butch died either. I won a contest and got an advan

    I dont think butch died either. I won a contest and got an advanced copy of this book. It is destined to be a winner if the Johnstone’s decide to make this a new series. I have read many books on Butch but this was really good. I firmly believe he was not killed with Sundance so it does fit into the realm of possibilities. The book flows really well from scene to scene and is very believable. What it does do is open up the way for many more to come. Watch Butch as he does what he does best. It also proves why butch and the kid were so hard to find. Butch inspires loyalty every step of the way and leaves the readers wanting more. I refuse to give away the plot LOL. Trust me tho, you will like it and clamor for more. I hope the Johnstone’s keep most of the same characters. They are great. Oh, and let’s not forget the bad guys. They do get their comeuppance in the end. Run dont walk to the store.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2013

    Cassidy

    Not necessarily a western fan but do like Johnstone from time to time. An absolutely fascinating tale. Extremely well written. Kept my attention on every page. The best Johnstone book that I have read. Started it this morning and finished it tonight. Long time since I have dedicated a day just to finish a book. Highly recommend for all ages from about 10 on up. Lots of history and just a bang up good story.
    Central Texas Reader

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2013

    A good book for all ages and genders.

    A super read by a great story teller! One of the few books that's hard to put down till you reach the end.

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