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Galloway's Gamble

Galloway's Gamble

by Howard Weinstein




GALLOWAY'S GAMBLE - a timeless, award-winning historical tale about the never-ending David vs. Goliath battle against greed and corruption, as relevant today as it was in 1873!Gambling brothers Jamey and Jake Galloway ride trails, rails, and riverboats on a rollicking odyssey through the Old West, seeking their fortune at poker tables from New Orleans to 'Frisco. While Jamey prefers being a live coward to a dead hero, brash big brother Jake rarely backs down from a fight. When their Texas hometown is threatened by land-grabbing cattle king Wilhelm Krieg and shady banker Silas Atwood, Jamey and Jake face their most desperate gamble yet: Can they cook up a scheme to outfox shameless scoundrels and save Serenity Falls from ruin - without getting themselves killed? Praise for GALLOWAY'S GAMBLE - Western Fictioneers Peacemaker Award Winner "Anyone who loves Charles Portis's style of writing in True Grit...should look no farther than Howard Weinstein's GALLOWAY'S GAMBLE... This page-turning yarn had to end but this reader wished it hadn't." -Jeb Rosebrook, screenwriter & author, True West Magazine"Entertaining, heartwarming, and historically accurate. If you haven't read a Weinstein novel before, start with this one, and be prepared to have a new favorite author."-Jeff Guinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Gunfight"Weinstein's story moves fast...and the final complicated gamble will please any reader who roots for the little guy."-Historical Novel Society"...A rich, layered story where the characters leap off the page and the town they inhabit...comes alive. Weinstein's writing...makes it all feel fresh and new. Extensive research infuses his tale with authenticity." -Dayton Ward, New York Times bestselling author"A mixture of struggle, adventure, pathos, violence, and humor, this read will appeal to those who root for the underdog." -Booklist"Howard Weinstein introduces the remarkable Cara Galloway and her two rambunctious sons, Jamey and Jake. Weinstein writes affable characters." -W. Michael Gear, New York Times bestselling author of Flight of the Hawk "An odyssey through the West to manhood that should not be missed. Howard Weinstein's early influences seem to mirror my own. I only wish I had his storytelling touch." -Robert Randisi, prolific western and mystery novelist

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ISBN-13: 9781432837648
Publisher: Gale Group
Publication date: 09/20/2017
Pages: 314
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Howard Weinstein became a professional writer at 19, when he sold “The Pirates of Orion” episode to NBC’s Emmy-winning animated Star Trek revival in 1974.

Since his first novel in 1981, Howard’s eclectic writing credits include 16 novels, graphic novels and non-fiction books (including seven Star Trek novels); 65 Star Trek comic books; and many newspaper and magazine articles and columns. His books include Puppy Kisses Are Good for the Soul, a heart-warming account of life with his first wonderful Welsh Corgi, Mail Order Annie; and a biography of one of his childhood heroes, New York Yankees baseball star and Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle.

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