August, 2016

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Issue #83

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A Dragoon's Adventure
by Tom Sheehan
When a foreigner of any rank, resume or resign takes on a leader's position in a new land, his task may test him to the utmost. Some men will fail, certain men will rarely fail their assignments. The dragoon herein is a soldier no matter what uniform he wears, what tactics he avows.

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Death Rides a Slow Horse
by Robert Perret
A lone drifter rides hard across the deserts of San Velasquez, always aware of a pale rider on the horizon. He prolongs his ride with a whip-smart mix of wit and gumption, before the final, inevitable showdown. Who will draw faster when Death finally confronts its prey?

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GW Galony
by Martin Slusser
In 1864, escaped from a POW camp, Galony is determined to stay free. But between an eager posse and the Mescalero, life is a little too exciting. Worse, his horse has a mind of his own and that pesky, whiskey-drinking raven—who might be old Grampa—has come back to haunt him.

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Likeable Old West Swindler Ben Hodges
by John Young
Benjamin wanted more out of life than just being a cowboy and he figured Dodge City was the place to make that happen. Dodge was a melting pot of nationalities, races and people . . .  good and bad. But, it was also the gateway to a new frontier where all types businesses were born.

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Chasing a Killer
by Larry Garascia
Moss was a killer of men, women and children. When he murdered a jailer, fled the Montana jail and headed to Canada, marshal Cody Justus was hot on his trail. But then Moss ran into an old miner, and everyone's plans went up in smoke.

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They Were Cowboys
by Lowell "Zeke" Ziemann
When two cowhands, fresh off a cattle drive, decide rob the stage, complications arise. One of them falls for beautiful woman who, along with a famous bounty-hunting gunslinger, is riding in the stage. And when the cowboys steal the bounty hunter's reward money, he vows revenge.

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