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Eye of the cat
McWilliams, A. L. (Audra LaVaun)
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Unity, Me. : Five Star, 2000.
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347 pages ; 22 cm.
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Caitlin Myers is a dangerous man, a lone mercenary whose services are a necessary evil in the vast, lawless territories of New Mexico and Arizona in 1877. After he kills an innocent man, however, he agrees to return home to Texas where his ailing father is asking for him. In Fort Griffin, Cat is framed for two gruesome murders and jailed. With the aid of the lovely Zella Moreno, he escapes. Guilt-ridden and tormented by memories of the Civil War, Cat is desperate to outrun the hangman's noose and find the real killer.

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Catlin "Cat" Myers is a loner who has never followed society's dictates. A hired gun, he has no qualms about taking the lives of murderers and rapists in the lawless and uncivilized post^-Civil War American Southwest. Cat's one friend is Zella Moreno, a lovely and pragmatic Mexican who staunchly supports him through all his scuffles. But her estranged husband, Eladio, has begun stalking Cat with murder on his mind. Too cowardly to follow through on his own, he hooks up with a man who loathes Cat as much as he. Together, with the added aid of the mysterious Lee Riddick, they frame Cat for a series of gruesome murders. Only Zella completely believes in his innocence and can save him from the hangman's noose. McWilliams successfully depicts Texan life in 1877 with a suspenseful if somewhat predictable plot and likable and humorous characters who counteract the harsh realities of their world. --Deborah Rysso