Slocum #288: Slocum Down Mexico Way

Slocum

Book 288
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Slocum’s outnumbered and outgunned—but that’s just his idea of a good fight!

Slocum’s already dodged a woman who wants his head in a sack when he hooks up with a lovely widow in a town bullied by bandits. Their leader, Reyas, uses peasants as slave labor, takes any woman he desires, and tortures and kills anyone who displeases him. So where does some upstart gringo get off coming along and giving him orders?
 
It’s really not Slocum’s fight—but he never did learn to avoid trouble. He’s going to show Reyas that it’s one thing to push around harmless country folk—and another to face a tough pistolero who’s shooting back.
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About the author

Jake Logan is the author of the long-running Slocum western series, featuring the adventures of gunslinger John Slocum.
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Publisher
Penguin
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Published on
Jan 28, 2003
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Pages
192
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ISBN
9781101175200
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Romance / Western
Fiction / Westerns
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