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Title:
Smoke Jensen, the beginning
Author:
Johnstone, William W., author.
Edition:
First Kensington hardcover edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Kensington Books, 2015.
Physical Description:
313 pages ; 22 cm
Summary:
On the eve of the Civil War, Kirby Jensen is the youngest of three children living on a hardscrabble ranch in Southwestern Missouri. But in 1861 shots were fired in Charleston harbor, and Kirby's father and brother went to war. Back at home, waves of violence crash over Kriby and his family, until the boy quickly becomes a man, riding with Brigg's Marauders, coming up against violent killers like Frank and Jesse James, and proving his own skill with a gun. For Kirby, the end of the war will bring no peace. His family is shattered by murder and destruction. And his father comes back from battle ravenous for revenge.
Language:
English
Personal Subject:
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ISBN:
9781617737169
Format :
Book

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Summary

On the eve of the Civil War, Kirby Jensen is the youngest of three children living on a hardscrabble ranch in Southwestern Missouri. But in 1861 shots were fired in Charleston harbor, and Kirby's father and brother went to war. Back at home, waves of violence crash over Kriby and his family, until the boy quickly becomes a man, riding with Brigg's Marauders, coming up against violent killers like Frank and Jesse James, and proving his own skill with a gun. For Kirby, the end of the war will bring no peace. His family is shattered by murder and destruction. And his father comes back from battle ravenous for revenge.


Author Notes

William W. Johnstone was born in Southern Missouri on October 28, 1938. He quit school when he was fifteen to join a carnival, but went back and finished high school in 1957. He worked as a deputy sheriff, spent time in the army, and then went into radio broadcasting, where he worked for sixteen years.

He started writing in 1970, but was his first book, The Devil's Kiss, was not published until late 1979. He wrote over 200 books during his lifetime including the Ashes series, Code Name series, Mountain Man series, The First Mountain Man series, and Eagles series. Two of his books, Eagle Down and Dagger, were written under the pen name of William Mason. He died on February 8, 2004 at the age of 65.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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