Abilene Gun Down

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A MURDERER IN NAME ONLY

Young Jed Brand is on the run. He's wanted for cattle rustling and three killings -- and the harder he rides, the more mayhem and murder he has to his name. The problem is, he's not the one doing it.

Silas Colter is as cold and cunning as any other lifelong lawbreaker. After he suckered in Dan and Jed Brand to help drive stolen cattle to Abilene, the scheme went bad, with Colter killing Dan and two lawmen -- and leaving Jed to hang. Now, he's assumed Jed's identity to cut a swath of blood through the West.

To avenge his brother and clear his name, Jed hunts the vicious Colter across the plains, dodging bounty hunters and a relentless U.S. Marshal whose motives are as personal as Jed's. All Jed knows is that if he ever wants to see the end of the Owlhoot Trail, someone's going to have to die....
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About the author

Jory Sherman has won numerous awards for his poetry and prose, including a Spur Award from Western Writers of America for his novel The Medicine Horn. He was also nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for his novel Grass Kingdom. He now lives on a prime fishing lake in East Texas.

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Publisher
Simon and Schuster
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Published on
Nov 1, 2007
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Pages
256
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ISBN
9781416592020
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / General
Fiction / Historical
Fiction / Westerns
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This content is DRM protected.
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Fresh from a war with rival rancher Miguel Aguilar, and still licking family wounds, Martin Baron and his son, Anson, go their separate ways as Jory Sherman continues the epic saga of the Barons.

Martin heeds the call of the Texas Rangers, hoping to restore honor to his native Texas as the storm of war quickly approaches. News from the east speaks of a long and drawn out conflict between the Union and the Confederacy. Though Martin never believed in slavery and holds no loyalty to the Confederacy, the Rangers seem like his best bet to defend his home, and perhaps give him the opportunity to bring Aguilar to justice.

Unlike his father, whom he sees as abandoning the ranch in its time of greatest need, Anson stays behind to pick up the pieces after the war. He wishes to bring the Barons' ranch to new glory, but to do so, he'll need to capture the elusive white bull, El Blanco Diablo, to sire his herd. And of course there's Lorene Purvis, the beautiful woman who's pledged her love to Anson; she may be the key to a new start.

The trail soon grows rocky for the Baron men. When Aguilar escapes after a bloody ambush, he has nothing but revenge against the Baron family festering in his head. Meanwhile, Anson's vaqueros have abandoned the Baron ranch, and a band of Apache have set their sights on making it their own the only way they know how . . . by killing the man who runs it.
The Barons have always been respected, but as rough times roll in, they're forced to reevaluate where their friends' loyalties lie, while also questioning their own. One thing's for sure, they won't lay down without a fight, and they'll do anything to defend The Baron Honor.



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