Fool's Coachby Richard S. Wheeler
Aristotle Scrimshaw had left his wife and children on their small farm in Wisconsin to pick up some cash in the bustling gold-fields of Virginia City. He had done well, buying up claims and collecting gold worth more than $100,000. Angelicas Ramirez had left her abusive husband to become the most prosperous madam in the territory. And Professor Randolph Figaro, a Mississippi gambler, had struck his own kind of paydirt in Virginia City as well--but now his luck has turned bad. When all three need to leave the encampment, they face a cold, bone-jarring stagecoach ride across the plains toward Salt Lake--a trail populated with ruthless road agents eager to plunder the wealth of the wary and unsuspecting alike. So when Scrimshaw plans a midnight run through the bandit-infested wilderness, he himself calls it a fool's coach.
Fool's Coach won the Spur Award for Best Western Novel of 1989.
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Richard S.Wheeler has written over fifty novels and several short stories. He has won four Spur Awards and the Owen Wister Award for lifetime achievement in the field of western literature.
He lives in the literary and film community of Livingston, Montana, and is married to Professor Sue Hart, of Montana State University-Billings. Before turning to fiction he was a newsman and book editor. He has raised horses and been a wrangler at an Arizona dude ranch.
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