Saturday, 15 June 2013

Black Horse Westerns - April 2013

The Proclaimers by Lee Clinton


The very rich can buy justice by paying for vengeance - A drunken dispute between two young cowboys ends in a violent death. What follows is a vengeful father's spiteful desire for retribution by making a public proclamation that he will pay $10,000 to any person who will give him justice. However, a jury has acquitted the young man who shot his son of any wrongdoing. The family attorney, who was tasked to raise the proclamation that seeks Biblical justice of an eye for an eye, is so horrified by this vindictive act that he takes it upon himself to save the father from his own despicable behaviour. He enlists the help of Walter Garfield - a man whom some would say is well past his prime. But while Walt may be getting a little old and more than a little cantankerous, he is still a man of the Old West. As the last days of the nineteenth century come to a close, maybe, just maybe, this old ex-marshal is the only one who can save the young cowboy from those who will kill on sight just to get their hands on the vast reward that is on offer by proclamation.

 Night of the Gunslinger by I. J. Parnham  


With the town marshal laid up with a broken leg, Deputy Rick Cody must stand alone to protect New Town during a night of mayhem. At sunup Edison Dent will stand trial for Ogden Reed's murder and although Rick suspects that Edison is innocent, he also reckons his own sister knows more than she's prepared to reveal. With Rick having only one night to uncover the truth, his task is made harder when the outlaw Hedley Beecher plots to free the prisoner while Ogden's brother Logan vows to kill Edison and anyone who stands in his way. Within an hour of sundown four men are dead. And so begins the longest and bloodiest night of Rick's life...

Climax by C. J. Sommers  


There isn't much to the town of Climax, it's just another of those dusty, wind-blown communities biding its time until the desert reclaims it. The town has a saloon, of course, a restaurant and a tiny bank. It also has a town marshal named Giles Frost who seems an unnecessary expenditure. With the town of Climax not needing his services, Frost is let go to make his way out onto the desert with his horse and rifle - but that is the signal the gathering outlaw gang has been waiting for. They want Climax and mean to make it their hideout - an outlaw town without law where they rule the roost while honest citizens hide away in their homes. By the time word of this reaches Giles Frost and he determines to return to Climax - it will be one man against the hundred guns of a renegade army -

Hell-Bent by Corba Sunman


Texas Ranger Matt Logan rides into Walnut Creek to end local trouble. He expects it to be a routine chore of law dealing, but from the moment of his arrival he is caught up in events with no chance of setting up a normal investigation. Logan has to kill a man before he can even stable his horse or get any idea of the local set-up - and the shooting seems to set the tone for the job. Life proves to be cheap in Walnut Creek - his own included - but he goes forward relentlessly, looking for the guilty, shooting those who wanted to kill him, and trying to save the innocent from the callous greed of the men ruling the country with merciless abandon.

Tral to the Cazadores by Mark Bannerman  


Duncan and his four associates had been bound together by motives of greed, hatred and compassion. But with his companions, and his horse and gun, gone, he is intensely alone. Lost in the vastness of unfamiliar, hostile terrain he is wounded and afraid and to top it all, the Indians who caused his injuries might well soon return, to take his scalp...

South to Sonora by Michael Stewart  


After a ten-year prison term for killing a man he'd found molesting a girl, all Tom Jericho wants is a quiet life. But the State Governor offers him a deal: the notorious Crane Gang are planning something big, and the governor wants to know what it is. Jericho had befriended the youngest of the Crane boys in the pen and, with Lee now being transported across the desert, all Jericho has to do is help him escape, infiltrate the gang and uncover the plan. Before he knows it, Jericho is in Mexico, the revolution raging all around him. One false move could mean a dusty grave in the hot, dry earth of Sonora...

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