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Manhunt
     

Manhunt

by Wayne Barton, Doug Grad (Editor), Stan Williams
 

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Riding into Willow Springs, Texas, Jefferson Davis King trails a horse behind him, a gift for his old friend C.D. Hollis. But Sheriff Hollis is dead -- killed by an unknown gunman weeks earlier. There are plenty of suspects, but no one's talking. When a loose-lipped gravedigger tells all he knows, Jeff sets off to find a killer who s in plain sight, hiding behind a

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Riding into Willow Springs, Texas, Jefferson Davis King trails a horse behind him, a gift for his old friend C.D. Hollis. But Sheriff Hollis is dead -- killed by an unknown gunman weeks earlier. There are plenty of suspects, but no one's talking. When a loose-lipped gravedigger tells all he knows, Jeff sets off to find a killer who s in plain sight, hiding behind a friendly face. All the while he' s haunted by Hollis's advice: Before you use your gun on a man, be good and damn sure you want him dead. Winner of the Spur and Medicine Pipe Bearer awards, Wayne Barton is one of today's most exciting western storytellers.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Barton and Williams (Warhorse) have merged the western and mystery into a workmanlike period whodunit that will satisfy, if not excite, readers of both genres. It's 1894, and Texas Ranger Jeff King is riding toward a long-delayed rapprochement with his estranged half-brother, Sheriff C. D. Hollis of Willow Springs. Someone has postponed that reunion permanently, however, and King must become Hollis's avenger. He seeks out the lawman's killer in a town full of conspirators, land-grabbers and beautiful women--all of whom are intent on getting King out of town as quickly as possible. King soon discovers that five of Willow Springs' leading citizens had plotted to kill Hollis. But the shooting took place before the plotters were ready. Did one of them jump the gun? Or is the killer someone on Castleberry Ranch, land coveted by the plotters--land on which dwells the woman who has stolen King's heart? Adrift in the town's immorality, King pursues the killer and turns up the tension, resulting in four new corpses before he confronts his quarry. In the process, King loses several of his best suspects and the girl he loves, while keeping true to the code of the West. (Nov.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671745769
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Publication date:
10/01/1992
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
4.23(w) x 6.76(h) x 0.62(d)

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