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Dead Man's Hand

Dead Man's Hand

by David Nix

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An action-packed historical western for fans of William Johnstone and Louis L'Amour.

Condemned to die, he's about to find a reason to live.

Jake Paynter is a doomed man. Haunted by an abusive childhood and his participation in atrocities of the Civil War, he seeks the isolation of the Plains Cavalry as a white officer for an all-Black buffalo soldier troop. Now, he is in irons and certain to be hanged for killing his captain after refusing an inhumane order. Despite his best efforts to maintain isolation, he starts to make friends on his journey to trial. The people of the wagon train begin looking to Paynter for leadership, and he reluctantly falls into the role.

The opportunity to escape arises when the wagon train is attacked by bandits, but Paynter's growing ties to the travelers compel him to stay. As his trial approaches, Paynter must lean on his friends for salvation, but the laws of the west are swift and harsh, and a grueling confrontation with his past is on the horizon.

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ISBN-13: 9781728239668
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 02/22/2022
Series: Jake Paynter , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 312
Sales rank: 185,096
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

David Nix is an author of science fiction, historical romance, and, most recently and most dear to his heart, historical westerns. The Jake Paynter series brings together fact and fiction to explore places, people, and themes precious to him. He lives in Austin. For more information, visit DavidJNix.com.

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