Award-winning novelist Gordon L. Rottman produced yet another page-turning adventure yarn. RIDE HARDER is the sequel to THE HARDEST RIDE, a USA Today bestseller, for which Rottman won the Western Fictioneers Peacemaker Award for Best Western Novel 2014. He was also honored as a Western Writers of America Spur Award Finalist for Best Traditional Western Novel for 2013.
Ride Harder follows cowpuncher Bud Eugen and his resourceful fiancée, Marta, as they […]
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— KILLER OVERPOWERS LAWMEN — Five men on horseback—three deputies and two prisoners—came across a deserted cabin near Muskogee, Oklahoma Territory, in April 1888, and decided to take cover from the approaching darkness and dropping temperatures.
The group included outlaws John Billee and Thomas Willis and Deputy U.S. Marshals Will Ayers, James Wilkerson, and Perry DuVall.
The lawman arrested the two outlaws for the April 12th robbery and […]
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— A SECOND CHANCE AT LIFE OR DEATH — Jacob Harris sat in his cell waiting for an escort to the gallows. A door clanged open and shut. He squeezed his eyes shut and swallowed. The sound of urgent footsteps drew closer and stopped at his door. “Jacob.”
“The Last Sunset” is a short story about a prisoner awaiting an escort to the gallows, sentenced to hang for the killing of two […]
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— WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION — On the last morning of his life, Thomas Egan finished eating a hearty breakfast, sipped a hot cup of coffee, and then took a morning walk. A walk from which he would never return.
Wearing a plain black suit, white shirt, and a tie, Egan navigated a set of steps to a scaffold in Sioux Falls, Dakota Territory, on July 13, 1882, where […]
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