May, 2016

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Issue #80

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The Burden of Absolutes, Part 3 of 3
by Robert McKee
Jeb, the court reporter, knew that simple and sweet Bobby Joe Thomas was innocent of the murder of Lenny Lukather, but only one person could save him, and she wouldn't leave her farm for anyone. Was there anything Jeb could do about it?

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That Day on the Autumn Plains
by P.D. Amos
Lord Harold of the Plains and his friends in the Arapaho village awaken to a great surprise—fresh meat on the hoof in numbers beyond counting. But blessings come with a cost, and in the midst of their frolicking hunt they must face a cold-blooded killer—one who cannot be outrun, outgunned, or outsmarted.

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by Sharon Frame Gay
Recently widowed Polly is heading West in a wagon train when she encounters an unforeseen challenge that leads her to a proverbial fork in the road. Alone, with winter coming and hostiles too close for comfort, Polly must make a decision that will change her life forever.

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Arizona Ranger Meets Texas John Slaughter
by C. Lamar Owens
Arizona Ranger Brian Owenby rode into Tombstone hunting four thievin' killers that murdered a rancher up on the Salt River. The last thing he expected was to run into the steely-eyed Cochise County Sheriff "Texas" John Slaughter. Would that be a good thing . . . or a bad thing?

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Privy to it All
by B. Craig Grafton
Only one man knows all the facts as he escapes the law and runs to Texas. Watch out. This story is a real stinker!

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The Confluence
by William L. Domme
Godwin Merritt, a Colorado silver mine owner, struggles to keep the rights to his land in the face of old rivals who aim to snatch it out from under him. Merritt solicits help from the county sheriff, but will that be enough?

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