Stewball [NOOK Book]

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A murder investigation leads Du Pré into the cutthroat world of illegal horse racing

Gabriel Du Pré’s aunt Pauline has burned through more than her share of husbands, so it’s no surprise when she shows up in Toussaint complaining that the latest one, Badger, has run off. Du Pré, the fiddler and sometimes deputy, agrees to go looking for her man and finds him shot, execution-style, in the wilds of the Montana countryside. A chat with his ...
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Stewball

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Overview


A murder investigation leads Du Pré into the cutthroat world of illegal horse racing

Gabriel Du Pré’s aunt Pauline has burned through more than her share of husbands, so it’s no surprise when she shows up in Toussaint complaining that the latest one, Badger, has run off. Du Pré, the fiddler and sometimes deputy, agrees to go looking for her man and finds him shot, execution-style, in the wilds of the Montana countryside. A chat with his contacts at the FBI reveals that Badger, a small-time drug smuggler, had been working for them since his last arrest. Pauline’s husband was bait, but the big fish got away.
 
The last lead was to a cabal of wealthy gamblers who pass their time racing horses in the barren Montana brush. To infiltrate their tight-knit syndicate, Du Pré goes undercover, lining up his own horse and jockey. He must tread lightly—horses are not the only things these men shoot.
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Library Journal
When his aunt's latest husband runs off, Gabriel (The Tumbler) follows but finds the man shot to death. A little investigation shows that the victim and his cohorts may have run afoul of the FBI. Rough and ready in the West. Bowen lives in Montana. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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The FBI, the ATF and the fundamentalist Patrick Henry Patriots lock horns in cowboy country. Auntie Pauline, who's gone through four husbands, is keen on holding on to Badger, her fifth. When he disappears after cutting a deal with the feds-they'll look the other way at his drug misadventures if he'll do them a small favor-she guilts her nephew, fiddling cowboy Gabriel Du Pre, into chasing after him. The coyotes have been at Badger's body before Du Pre catches up with him, and for Auntie Pauline's sake he lets Blackfoot FBI agent Harvey Wallace talk him into taking over for Badger, going undercover with Booger Tom and flushing out the guys running brush races, who not only launder the betting take but use it to finance political causes to the right of Genghis Khan. To enter the brush races, the feds supply Stewpot the horse, Du Pre's horse-crazy granddaughter Lourdes becomes the jockey, and the bets are bankrolled by Du Pre's rich friend Bart. But the bad guys are suspicious, and it will take all the wiles of gorgeous on-leave agent Samantha Pigeon, saloonkeeper Susan Klein, Du Pre's gal-pal Madelaine, and his other granddaughter, Precocious Pallas, to save the day. The plot gets lost somewhere between Montana and South Dakota-routine for plot-impaired Bowen (Badlands, 2003, etc.)-but there's real pleasure watching the sassy women outsmart all the men, all the time.
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Peter Bowen (b. 1945) is an author best known for mystery novels set in the modern American West. When he was ten, Bowen’s family moved to Bozeman, Montana, where a paper route introduced him to the grizzled old cowboys who frequented a bar called The Oaks. Listening to their stories, some of which stretched back to the 1870s, Bowen found inspiration for his later fiction.
 Following time at the University of Michigan and the University of Montana, Bowen published his first novel, Yellowstone Kelly, in 1987. After two more novels featuring the real-life Western hero, Bowen published Coyote Wind (1994), which introduced Gabriel Du Pré, a mixed-race lawman living in fictional Toussaint, Montana. Bowen has written thirteen novels in the series, in which Du Pré gets tangled up in everything from cold-blooded murder to the hunt for rare fossils. Bowen continues to live and write in Livingston, Montana.
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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    A fine mystery

    Gabriel Du Pre meets with his Aunt Pauline at the Toussaint Saloon. She tells him her latest husband Badger has gone missing for two weeks and that the FBI is somehow involved. She wants him to call his FBI friend to find out what happened to her spouse. Du Pre does exactly that and finds Badger was caught coming across the Canadian border with ten thousand valium tablets. Badger agreed to infiltrate a white supremacist and the charges against him will be greatly reduced............... There is heavy gambling at these races and the FBI supplied him with marked money that turned out to be counterfeit. The group killed Badger but the Feds still wants someone to infiltrate the urban theorist group. Du Pre has his granddaughter ride a horse in the races in the hopes that he will be accepted by the group and learn who the real leaders are. It is a dangerous situation but Du Pre has it under control until the leader escapes during an FBI raid. Du Pre is determined to be the one to find him no matter how long it takes.................. Du Pre is a unique, independent and ageless protagonist who goes his own way and doesn¿t let anyone stop him from doing what he wants. It is lucky for law enforcement that he is on the side of Justice because he would make an untouchable crook. Peter Bowen does for Montana what Tony Hillerman does for New Mexico. Perhaps the most delightful character in this novel is STEWBALL, the horse that is in love with Du Pre¿s granddaughter Lourdes................ Harriet Klausner

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