September, 2016

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Issue #84

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Better Tombstones
by Mark Hinton
The law is not always just. And justice is not always lawful. When a man has no other options, sometimes he needs to take the justice and the law into his own hands.

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The Blood of My Enemies
by Kenneth Mark Hoover
Marshal John Marwood murders three men and their ghosts seek redemption on a dark night. Meanwhile, one of their victims recognizes Marwood for who and what he really is, and before she leaves gives Marwood something he has searched for his whole life, in all the other worlds he has known.

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The Two Marys
by E.G. Willy
It's the height of the Pancho Villa Expedition, and Walter Wright falls for a woman who resembles Mary Pretty Bird, a Lakota woman he abandoned during the Ute Uprising. But when a soldier from the 7th Cavalry decides Mary's double is his, he ignites a conflict ten years in the making.

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Los Condenados
by Joshua Dyer
Tucky and Creek thought that they had it made. It was all in the plan: sneak across the border, let things simmer down a bit, and come back with a load of gold. What they neglected to plan for were the bloodthirsty natives hellbent on the revenge of their slain master.

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by Jeffrey Paolano
Pauline and her infant daughter, Mercy, become ensnared in the violent conflict between two hard-headed ranchers respecting water rights on the West Texas plateau. As a newcomer, can her moral upbringing survive the realities of the West?

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Death Trail
by Bruce Harris
Under pressure to fill a vacant jail cell, Polk City's Sheriff Stock gets his chance to put a killer behind bars when the stage pulls into town with its only passenger a dead man. But how can a man stab himself in the back? The sheriff quickly discovers this is no ordinary murder.

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