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Title:
Man behind the gun : a western duo
Author:
Paine, Lauran.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Detroit : Five Star, [2012]

©2012
Physical Description:
274 pages ; 23 cm
Summary:
Man behind the gun: Jason and Arty Swifts lives change suddenly when they find their father murdered. Jason knows who did it and sets out to settle the score. With no witnesses Sheriff Whitney is unlikely to do anything to help him. Arty is left alone not only to see to their fathers burial but to run the ranch all by himself an all but impossible task. But Arty refuses to give up no matter how much Jasons reign of vengeance brings trouble to the ranch.

Fort Morgan: Sam Starr Jack Pate and Roger Beemis arrive in town with their saddlebags bulging with the loot of their most recent robbery. Fort Morgan seems like the perfect sanctuary for them especially when they learn that the town marshal has just died and theres no hurry to replace him. The only trouble the community faces is constant rustling. This doesnt concern the strangers until their own horses are rustled and they set out to get their horses back. After all who is in a better position to know just how thieves operate?
Language:
English
Contents:
Fort Morgan -- Man behind the gun.
ISBN:
9781432825614
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Book

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In Fort Morgan, Sam Starr, Jack Pate, and Roger Beemis arrive in town with their saddlebags bulging with the loot of their most recent robbery. Fort Morgan seems like the perfect sanctuary for them, especially when they learn that the town marshal has just died and there's no hurry to replace him.The only trouble the community faces is constant rustling. This doesn't concern the strangers until their own horses are rustled, and they set out to get their horses back. After all, who is in a better position to know just how thieves operate? In Man Behind the Gun, Jason and Arty Swift's lives change suddenly when they find their father murdered. Jason knows who did it, and sets out to settle the score. With no witnesses, Sheriff Whitney is unlikely to do anything to help him. Arty is left alone not only to see to their father's burial but to run the ranch all by himself, an all but impossible task. But Arty refuses to give up, no matter how much Jason's reign of vengeance brings trouble to the ranch.


Author Notes

Lauran Paine was born on February 25, 1916 in Duluth, Minnesota. He spent his youth working as a cowboy. Paine entered the publishing scene in 1950, when he had 14 books published. Those first books were written under his own name and included Adobe Empire, Timberline, Geronimo, Wake of the Moon, Valour in the Land, The Bounty Hunter, Sixgun Atonement, The Apache Kid, Kiowa-Apache, Greed at Gold River, The Modoc War, Lawman, and The Story of Buckhorn.

Paine has also done quite a bit of magazine work, as well as motion picture work on Westerns, livestock dealing, rodeoing, blacksmithing and ranching. Paine's books have been translated into every major European language, and have even been reprinted behind the Iron Curtain and in Africa.

In 35 years of serious writing, Paine had seen over 900 of his manuscripts published as books, including at least 515 Westerns, all of them under about 74 pen names. He was listed in the Guiness Book of World Records from 1980 to 1984 as the world's most prolific living author.

Lauran Paine died December 1, 2001 in Fort Jones, California.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Publisher's Weekly Review

A prolific author of more than 1,000 books, Paine is best known for exciting and authentic westerns. Containing the titular book and Fort Morgan, this double volume is the latest offering in Five Star's series of Paine reprints. In the refreshingly original "Fort Morgan," outlaws Sam, Jack, and Roger are hiding out in the lawless town of Fort Morgan after a successful bank robbery. When local horse thieves and stagecoach robbers steal from the wrong folks, the trio take the law into their own hands, letting the townspeople pay them for their efforts. When they uncover an outlaw stronghold, their own criminal skills are put to the test. "Man Behind the Gun" is an action-packed, formula western, wherein brothers Jason and Arty are looking to avenge their father's murder. Trigger-happy Jason kills three of the murderers, but allows one to live, starting a cycle of violence that only more blood can end. Jason becomes a hunted fugitive, leaving Arty to face vigilantes and feud killers. Lots of gunplay, buckets of blood, and piles of bullet-riddled baddies dot the Colorado landscape in this oater. The ending is predictable, but the leadup is terrific. These two novellas are excellent examples of Paine's careful attention to detail and suspenseful, convincing plots. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.