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Everyone in Los Santos had crossed paths with Harlow at one time or another, from the days when he was a snot-nosed boy stealing from kitchen gardens and tormenting dogs to the moment he acquired his first taste for murder. Along the way, Harlow left town and started to burn, pillage, kill, rape, and steal his way west, until he came back home to rob a bank, slaughter an ...
Everyone in Los Santos had crossed paths with Harlow at one time or another, from the days when he was a snot-nosed boy stealing from kitchen gardens and tormenting dogs to the moment he acquired his first taste for murder. Along the way, Harlow left town and started to burn, pillage, kill, rape, and steal his way west, until he came back home to rob a bank, slaughter an innocent man, and finally trip over the marshal's outstretched foot. Now, the folks of Los Santos have one last chance to bid Harlow farewell, from the innocents to whose lives he's shattered to the preacher who can't find it in his heart to pray for him; from the local soiled dove to an old man with a dark secret of his own. And as these citizens tell their stories, they can't help but wonder: why did Harlow Mackleprang go so very wrong--and are some people too evil to really die?
"A powerful tale of hatred, vengeance and retribution. An imaginative yarn, well and uniquely done." --Jimmy Lee Butts, author of A Bad Day to Die
"Gallows For a Gunman is a fine read." --Frank Roderus, Spur-winning author of Judgment Day
"A new voice in the west that rings authentic." --Dusty Richards, author of From Hell to Breakfast
Posted October 24, 2005
The town of Los Santos has a problem. His name is Harlow Mackelprang. Harlow has been a thorn in the side of Los Santos since he was a youngster. Mackelprang was a tyrant involved in bullying, petty theft and stealing. In short, Harlow was down right mean. It was only a matter of time until Harlow graduated to murder. After killing a local farmer and stealing his horse, Harlow makes his escape from Los Santos. Joining up with the Catlin gang, Mackelprang slowly manages to take over the gang. Harlow returns to Los Santos to rob the bank but the robbery does not go as planned and Harlow is captured. Now the good citizens of Los Santos hope to be rid of Harlow Mackelprang once and for all. In GALLOWS FOR A GUNMAN, we hear from some of the people who have crossed Harlow's path as they relate their stories while waiting to see Harlow strech from the end of a rope. Rod Miller has written an excellent western. Rod's style of letting those involved in Harlow Mackelprang's life tell their stories is both refreshing and well done. Rod Miller is a new voice in the western genre, one that should be around for a long time.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.