Unwanted: Dead or Alive

Unwanted: Dead or Alive

by Gene Shelton
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Unwanted: Dead or Alive by Gene Shelton

Framed for cattle rustling and horse theft by the corrupt banker who foreclosed on their employer's ranch, Buck and Dobie find themselves out of work, out of cash, and out of luck. So, they decided to try and live up to their reputation as wanted men—an idea easier said than done. 

Buck Hawkins and Dobie Garrett are a pair of cowboys in the Texas Panhandle. They’re unlikely outlaws—until their ranch is stolen and the two cowhands framed for rustling and horse theft by a crooked banker. 

Now with a price on their heads and hunted by the law, the two cowboys decide that if they have to ride the outlaw trail, they might as well be the best holdup artists in Texas. Problem is, they aren't all that good at the trade. 

Just when they thought it couldn't get worse ... 

During a botched stage holdup, they meet Marylou Kowalski, who demands at the point of a derringer that Buck and Dobie kidnap her; she's bored with her life and looking for excitement on the outlaw trail. Marylou convinces the two fugitives that the three of them can score the ultimate in revenge—holding up the crooked banker who posted reward flyers on the two cowboys. 

A novel by Gene Shelton, author of Houston Madam and other books.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940153392738
Publisher: Pecos Press
Publication date: 08/17/2016
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 10,058
File size: 378 KB

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Unwanted: Dead or Alive 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the characters, author's detailed writing put you back in time-reccommend
Anonymous 12 days ago
Will read Will read Will read more of his books
Anonymous 14 days ago
It moves along slowly and then picks up quickly. The plot is interesting and has an interesting character in Mary Lou. It is worth the read.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Kept me interested to the end. Would recommend it to anyone who enjoys western stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well done story about two hapless cowboys turned would-be outlaws who can't seem to catch a break. Author made you interested in the characters, and I'll be reading more of his stuff.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unwanted: Dead or Alive is a vivid and stunning portrait of life during a rugged and unforgiving time when a man’s honor and often his life depended on how well and how fast he could shoot. If Gene Shelton writes about such an era in America’s past, you know the story is filled with grit, courage, and damnation, which is what the Old West was all about. Only the brave came. The weak never got there, and the cowards never started. You follow a long, hard trail and can taste the dust in the wind. Unwanted: Dead or Alive reads as if Shelton was there when it happened, and, in his mind, he probably was. He has always written as if he had been an eyewitness to history. When you talk about today’s great writers of Westerns, his name is at the top or certainly near it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy to read with a decent storyline.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worst cowboys ever can't shoot, can't ride a horse some city woman can,and zero common sense or just stupid and of course they need baths every other day so they can feel fresh, just bad!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago