Kent Conwell grew up in the wide-open Texas Panhandle town of Wheeler, population 848. His love for the West came naturally, for his grandfather had run away from his Tennessee home when he was 14, bullwhacking his way to the Panhandle where he met his future wife, who had traveled from Illinois to Texas. After moving to Fort Worth, Kent was more at home at the stockyards than school. Somehow, he managed to earn a B.S. and began teaching. Later, he moved to Port Neches where he acquired a M.Ed. and Ph.D. His love for writing about the West, a period in history unique to America, has never waned. A successful educator, he has also won awards for his short stories, screenplays, mysteries, and westerns. Shootout on the Sabine is Kent's thirty-second western for AVALON. He has also written eleven mysteries for AVALON.
Shootout on the Sabineby Kent Conwell
Left for dead when the wagon master and his band of owlhoots massacre a wagon train, Matt Fields awakens to find his partner, Cotton Wills, murdered. He discovers a young woman and two boys who also survived. They take refuge in the woods as a snowstorm blows in. The killers stole eight thousand dollars from the train, two thousand of which was start-up money for Matt and Cotton's ranch in Central Texas. The killers return to look for survivors, but Matt and the youngsters evade them. Then Matt turns hunter, and for the next three months, with the help of a Hasinai Caddo he had nursed back to health, Matt methodically tracks down the killers and retrieves the gold.
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