From New York Times Bestselling Author Elmore Leonard come two of his early, beloved westerns–now collected in one volume
Together, Brendan Early and Dana Moon have tracked down Apaches and gunned down scalp hunters to become Arizona legends. But now they find themselves fierce adversaries in what newspapers are calling The Rincon Mountain War. Brendan and a gang of mining company gun thugs are dead set on running Dana and the “People of the Mountain” from their land. Which of these former friends-turned-foes will triumph in the end?
FORTY LASHES LESS ONE
The hell called Yuma Territorial Prison can destroy the soul of any man. It’s worse for those whose damning crime is the color of their skin. The law says Chiricahua Apache Raymond San Carlos and former black soldier Harold Jackson are murderers, and they’ll stay behind bars until they’re dead and rotting. But even in the worst place on Earth, there’s hope. Now for two detested inmates—first enemies, then allies by necessity—their chance at salvation waits at the end of a mad, violent contest . . . on a bloody trail that winds toward Arizona’s five most dangerous men.
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About the Author
Elmore Leonard wrote more than forty books during his long career, including the bestsellers Raylan, Tishomingo Blues, Be Cool, Get Shorty, and Rum Punch, as well as the acclaimed collection When the Women Come Out to Dance, which was a New York Times Notable Book. Many of his books have been made into movies, including Get Shorty and Out of Sight. The short story "Fire in the Hole," and three books, including Raylan, were the basis for the FX hit show Justified. Leonard received the Lifetime Achievement Award from PEN USA and the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He died in 2013.
Hometown:Bloomfield Village, Michigan
Date of Birth:October 11, 1925
Place of Birth:New Orleans, Louisiana
Education:B.Ph., University of Detroit, 1950