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Winner Take None
     

Winner Take None

by Greg Comer
 

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Can a 14-year-old orphan out-con a heartless bunch of rustlers, hustlers and railroad thugs?

When Deuter Seebea loses his family and only friend on the way to Oregon in 1879, he has no place to go, and nobody to turn to. He flees his friend's murderer and ends up in Railstop, a shantytown in Montana Territory that's populated by ne'er-do-wells, shady

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Can a 14-year-old orphan out-con a heartless bunch of rustlers, hustlers and railroad thugs?

When Deuter Seebea loses his family and only friend on the way to Oregon in 1879, he has no place to go, and nobody to turn to. He flees his friend's murderer and ends up in Railstop, a shantytown in Montana Territory that's populated by ne'er-do-wells, shady ladies--and a maniacal cat named MaryBelle.

Deuter quickly learns the hard way that if he wants something done, he'll have to do it himself--and watch his own back. He soon discovers that the conniving residents built Railstop directly in the path of the approaching FI&R Railroad line for the sole purpose of extorting a windfall settlement. When the payoff finally comes, however, it's every man, woman, and cat for themselves in a ruthless--and hilarious--quest for wealth, glory, and hootch whiskey.

Winner take all, or winner take none, Deuter is willing to fight and scheme for his unfair share of the spoils.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940151270694
Publisher:
Barking Rain Press
Publication date:
05/06/2015
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
264
File size:
9 MB

Meet the Author

When my father was sixteen, he leased an acre of Forest Service land in Montana and built a cabin. In those days you could do such things. A small bookshelf behind the couch was crammed with novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Zane Grey, James B. Hendryx, and a stack of comic books; I read each one every summer. My mother once tried to distract me with Bible stories, but surrendered when I asked when Abraham changed his last name to Lincoln.

My first book was a collaborative eleven-page illustrated history of dinosaurs that foundered on gems such as: “The Stegosaurus had a brain the size of a pea, which notes him quite stupid.” My first novel, a five-hundred-page sci-fi fantasy ­bildungsroman, was just as good.

College lit classes all but killed my enthusiasm for great literature, but not for great stories. After six years in Africa and a slog through architecture school, my wife and I moved to New Mexico, where my passion for literature was rekindled. After twenty-five years in architecture, I now devote my time to writing, reading, and the pursuit of the perfect sentence. I still wonder what happened to the books from that cabin.

Please visit my website, www.GregoryNComer.net, or find me on Facebook.

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