December, 2016

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Issue #87

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The Sheriff's Dilemma
by Tom Sheehan
When a sheriff's wife is kidnapped, demands made for her safe return or else, can her family members rush to the rescue, and save her? Where does her lone son stand in the order of rank and response?

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Run with the Outlaws
by Robert Gilbert
Agatha Edwards visits Mustang Creek to interview renowned Marshals Brothers and Bask whose escapades have spread to the pages of eastern U.S. newspapers. Her interview is extensive and thorough. But wouldn't a real bank robbery add intrigue to her exposé?

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The Hangin'
by George Steven Jones
Outlaw Juba Dalton was about to be hanged, but he wasn't too happy with the charge, the manner in which he was being hung, nor how he would be remembered. So he fussed and argued with Sheriff Kyker, right up until the rope was about to be stretched.

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Mountain Justice, Part 2 of 2
by B S Dunn
Sheriff Pearson tracked a pair of killers to find a town living in fear of scurrilous entrepreneur Edward Fox, a hard man who swore his son wouldn't hang. But when an ambush failed and Pearson had Fox's son locked up in jail, there was only one way it could end.

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The Deal
by Kenneth Newton
Everybody knows Pat Garrett killed Billy the Kid. It's plain as the words in the history books that say it. But what if they're wrong? What if Billy Bonney didn't die that night in Fort Sumner? What kind of agreement would have to be made? What would seal the deal?

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Jus Sanguinis, Part 2 of 3
by Matthew Caldwell
Joe Vanek came to the prairie with his wife and infant child to escape the brutal life he'd created back east. But when he tries to run from his past, guns and all, Joe realizes that some crimes can't be committed and left behind—they're carried in the blood.

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