Widowmaker

Widowmaker

by Quinn Kayser-Cochran

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Overview

DELAMAR, NEVADA, 1907

THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR IS OVER BUT A NEW CONFLICT IS RAGING

across the western United States. Wealthy mine owners and their political allies in Cripple

Creek, Colorado, and Butte, Montana, have paid for state and private armies to brutally

suppress striking miners, so when a series of extraordinary gold and silver discoveries pull

Nevada out of a punishing, 25-year depression, the Silver State's isolated mining camps are

flooded with rootless, violent men determined to grab their share.

Half-mad and ill-equipped to confront his own troubled past, army veteran Shepard

Sunday drifts into Delamar and takes work as a detective for the Eastern Nevada Mine Owners'

Association. When Jack Lipford, the Association's corrupt president, pits this organization

against the local miners' union, workers begin to disappear. An old adversary's untimely arrival

draws Sunday further into this conflict with horrific force. Enraged at Lipford's depravity

and repulsed by his own role as Prince Jack's chief enforcer, Sunday is set on a collision

course with his powerful boss.

Betrayed by friends and hunted by his former associates, Sunday faces an impossible

choice: cooperate with old enemies in the fanatical Western Federation of Miners or face

Lipford's forces alone. But with the union riddled with spies and riven with conflicts of its

own, their help might just earn him a short ride to a shallow grave.

From the deserts of Nevada to the jungles of the southern Philippines, Widowmaker is

a hard-bitten portrayal of a restless nation on the brink of class warfare-and of a man at

war with himself. Thoroughly researched, rich with historical and fictional characters, and

suspenseful from start to finish, Widowmaker lands its punches.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781735849409
Publisher: Western Edge Books
Publication date: 12/21/2020
Series: Shepard Sunday
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.93(d)

About the Author

Quinn Kayser-Cochran lives in Colorado. He was a 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Writer semi-finalist. Widowmaker is his second novel and the first in a planned series following Shepard Sunday through America's pre-Depression West.

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