Slocum's got a fistful of wanted posters. On a scouting job outside the town of Ogallala, Slocum teams up with a tough-talking gal who can handle herself on the trail—and just about any place else. He has been a soldier, slave, stage driver, shotgun guard, bank robber, lawman, pioneer, cowboy, sheepherder, poor man, rich man, gambler, and drifter. Slocum has a job to scout out some land to over winter a herd. For once, Slocum's worry free because no one is after him. Description Slocum's got a red, white, and blue bone to pick.
Whether out on the trail,or back in town we slways seem to be getting down to serious eating. A good fast-action story that holds your interest from beginning to end. If there's one thing John Slocum likes more than whiskey or women, it's winning big at poker. I am always taken by the artist's portrayal of Slocum on the covers. He meets up with several interesting characters,none less interestiog than Rory who teams up with him and who becomes more assistance than he imagined. Slocum teams up with a rough n' tumble babe! Because Rupert Grimes, the most dangerous man in the territory, isn't about to come along quietly.
Slocum's adventures have taken him across most of the. A soldier who lost his ancestral home to after the and never went back, Slocum is as tough a as they come. Then again, he knows better than anyone that bullets never come with name tags. He looks more what one sees on the cover of a Romance novel than heros of the Old West Westerns like Longarm or the Trailsman. Until a cheater runs off with his money and gets killed, leaving Slocum arrested for murder.
. On his way to handle a simple courier run, Slocum stumbles upon trouble and finds himself protecting a man with a death wish. Somehow, I just can't picture this amby pamby looking guy in the rough and tumble,no holds barred, Old West. After stumbling into a lucky arrest, John Slocum's eager to deal out justice by capturing all the gun-slinging bandits in Phoenix and putting 'em behind bars—for easy money. The story takes a lot of twists and turns ,but Slocum stays with the chase until his mission is accomplished and a few lasting friendships are made. Soon, he's at the Cheswick camp and Abigail's brother, the arrogant Duke William, wants him to catch some wild game worthy of mounting on his royal walls.
In spite of taking time out to eat;it is still a great story. But once Slocum discovers what the British bully's prey is, he decides to play the game by his own rules. His neck is saved when a British beauty named Abigail Cheswick springs him from jail-and into the folds of her skirt. As one reads this tale, he is convinced the author must have been a chef at one time in his life;as Slocum never seems to get far without having to stop to eat. But don't let that bother you;it's still an excellent western. Dangerous barkeeps and shifty criminals all want a piece of the man Slocum must defend. Dangerous criminals are loose in Arizona Territory and no one is safe.
It turns into a difficult task when he runs into a gang of owlhoots who are terrorizing the area. . . . . . .
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