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David Osborne. ^OSfito, fTHE '% RELUCTANT LAWMAN The Reluctant Lawman David Osborne AuthorHouseTM 1663 Liberty Drive Bloomington,. Front Cover.

Author: David Osborne

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781449059460

Category: Fiction

Page: 228

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Jake Harn had served in the Civil War as an officer and upon being discharged he came back to his home near Savannah, Georgia. What he found was that his family, along with others, were living with destruction and devastation caused by the war. On his family's advice he decided to travel west. Early influences helped Jake develop a strong sense of right and wrong. During his adult years he became an individualist who not only took care of himself, but tried to provide comfort to those less fortunate than himself. As an army officer, Jake became an expert with a rifle and while traveling west he began to hone his skills with a hand gun, not to be used as a vocation but as a necessity against the lawless breed that inhabited the Wild West. When he arrived in Burkeville he found himself embroiled in a bloody range war. He became a full-time cowboy by choice and a reluctant part-time lawman when the local sheriff was ambushed by a gang of outlaws.
2009-12 By David Osborne

Craig Barstow, Ralph Compton. RALPH COMPTON THE RELUCTANT LAWMAN C A Ralph Compton Western by CRAIG BARSTOW BERKLEY New York BERKLEY An imprint of Penguin Random House LLC Copyright.

Author: Craig Barstow

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780593334065

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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A gunman wants to hang up his Colts in this fast-paced installment of Ralph Compton’s Sundown Riders series. Luke Lessing was told his career at the Pinkerton Agency was assured, thanks to his skill with pistol and rifle. But when his partner got ambushed, Luke was widely blamed. Discouraged with Pinkerton politics, he moved on to a job as sheriff in a “sleepy” little town in Colorado, only to barely escape with his life. So Luke happily traded wearing a badge for cooking at the Comstock Café in Virginia City, hub of the fabled Comstock Lode. He’d put his past behind him—until a bushwhacked marshal and a confrontation with an old enemy drag him into a whirlpool of corruption, missing miners, and concealed treasure, where you can never tell who will betray you next. Luke’s pressured to pin on a badge yet again, not only by the Secretary of the Nevada Territory, but the Secretary’s boss, who happens to be President of the United States. There’s a lot of dough on the line, but not the kind he’s got a talent for. What does a fella have to do to get back to baking biscuits? More than eight million Ralph Compton books in print!
2022-02-22 By Craig Barstow

He quit running in Lone Pine and reluctantly accepted the lawman's star. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Author: Bob Terrell

Publisher: Thomas Bouregy & Company

ISBN: 0803489099

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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He quit running in Lone Pine and reluctantly accepted the lawman's star. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
1991-10 By Bob Terrell

She wasn't expecting a lawman. With his easy charm and fancy silver buttons, ... She'd had enough of interfering busybodies as a child, and enough of autocratic lawmen as an adult. ... Elizabeth cradled her belly, hesitant to offer ...

Author: Victoria Bylin

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781488054686

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Seeking justice…and finding love Wyoming Lawman by Victoria Bylin Deputy sheriff Matt Wiley will never marry again. His little girl might want a mother, but no woman should have to deal with his guilty secret. Yet when courageous single mother Pearl Oliver comes to town, watching from the sidelines isn’t an option— especially when Pearl lands herself in danger. Now his heart, Pearl’s life and the safety of their town are all at risk… Winning the Widow’s Heart by Sherri Shackelford When Texas Ranger Jack Elder stormed an isolated Kansas homestead, he expected to find a band of outlaws. Instead, the only occupant is Elizabeth Cole—and she’s just gone into labor. Jack helps deliver the widow’s baby girl and then leaves to pursue the murderer, who killed one of his own. But Elizabeth may hold the key to his unsettled past—and his hoped-for future.
2020-03-03 By Victoria Bylin


Author: Cathy Gillen Thacker

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781460312674

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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The Best Man In Laramie She's no damsel in distress, but Shelley Meyerson may just need a white knight like deputy sheriff Colt McCabe. Thanks to her scheming ex-husband, Shelley's about to lose her home. The last person she wants to turn to for help is Colt, the guy who broke her heart the night of the high school prom. But now that she's back in Laramie, there's no avoiding him—especially when they're both serving in the same wedding party. True, the handsome, gallant lawman is a valuable ally. And he seems genuinely interested in Shelley and her little boy. She could definitely use a friend…and maybe something more. Rekindling their romance is easy—but learning to trust again is hard. Especially when Shelley learns that Colt's been keeping a secret that could cost him his badge….
2013-05-01 By Cathy Gillen Thacker

Along the way, the reluctant lawman and amoral gunman bond in a strange and uneasy alliance. This happens because Duryea's mercurial mad man is the Joker without makeup. Whitey Kincaide is constantly laughing, snarling, scheming, ...

Author: Joseph Fusco

Publisher: BearManor Media


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 498

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Crime dramas and Westerns have produced many villains but few have been as effective and memorable as Dan Duryea. The bulk of his villains were mean-spirited sadists who made life rough for anyone who got in their way. They could be cold-blooded crime bosses or psychotic Western gunslingers. It didn’t matter whether the terrain was urban or country, the dead-panned expressions, clipped threats and hyena laughs often resulted in death for someone. The menacing heel screen persona became so pervasive that Dan Duryea changed character-type to broaden his range. Despite his excellent acting ability, audiences still wanted him to be the man they loved to hate. Suffice to say, even his good characters had a touch of larceny to them; if they didn’t, they wouldn’t have the Duryea touch. Dan Duryea was a durable actor who was able to carry a solid supporting role or hold down the lead in a boisterous Western or pulp melodrama. He’s held his own with many leading actors and actresses besides working for many notable directors. Whether or not he was working in a classic film or a low budget pot boiler, he always gave an engaging performance. That is especially true of his expansive television credits. His unique style is highlighted in classic dramas, crime noirs, pulp Westerns, soap opera romances and low budget independents from the 40’s to the late 60’s. He also has a television resume that covers all of the dramatic, comedy and Western genres of the 50’s and 60’s, including his own adventure show in the 50’s and a recurring role in a 60’s prime time soap opera. The irony of Dan Duryea’s career is that the man who created a roster of scoundrels, connivers, murderers, and thieves was actually a mild mannered man who enjoyed a fulfilling home life and a marriage that lasted 36 years and produced two sons.
2017-09-12 By Joseph Fusco

The Dalton Gang Story: Lawmen to Outlaws. Dexter, Mich. ... Secrest, William B. Lawmen & Desperados: A Compendium of Noted, Early California Peace Officers, Badmen and Outlaws: 1850–1900. ... Pink Higgins: The Reluctant Gunfighter.

Author: Leon Claire Metz

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438130217

Category: Outlaws

Page: 321

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An illustrated encyclopedia with over five hundred entries that profile the men, women, key events and locations associated with lawlessness and law enforcement in the Old West.
2014-05-14 By Leon Claire Metz

It focuses less on Indian attacks and more on the battle between Jack Wood (Johnny Mack Brown), the reluctant lawman of the small western town of Nugget, and Rocky (Harry Woods), the leader of the Red Dog rustlers who are intent on ...

Author: Geoff Mayer

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476627199

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 316

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From their heyday in the 1910s to their lingering demise in the 1950s, American film serials delivered excitement in weekly installments for millions of moviegoers, despite minuscule budgets, nearly impossible shooting schedules and the disdain of critics. Early heroines like Pearl White, Helen Holmes and Ruth Roland broke gender barriers and ruled the screen. Through both world wars, such serials as Spy Smasher and Batman were vehicles for propaganda. Smash hits like Flash Gordon and The Lone Ranger demonstrated the enduring mass appeal of the genre. Providing insight into early 20th century American culture, this book analyzes four decades of productions from Pathé, Universal, Mascot and Columbia, and all 66 Republic serials.
2017-02-07 By Geoff Mayer

Taylor, the elder of the two brothers, made a reluctant attempt at appeasement. 'You've got no call coming after us, Bronson. Robbing trains ain't a federal offence.' The marshal sighed, before favouring them with an icy smile.

Author: Paul Bedford

Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd

ISBN: 9780719822582

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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In 1885 a large band of half-breed Canadian rebels known as Metis, slip south over the border into Montana Territory. They carry with them a stolen Gatling gun and a strong desire to benefit, by any means, from the USA's wealth. Tough and experienced Deputy United States Marshal Jesse Bronson, is sent out to apprehend them. He is accompanied by a corporal of the Canadian Northwest Mounted Police. Bronson at first deeply resents the enforced presence of the red-coated Mountie and it is only after surviving numerous violent encounters that they finally begin to form a genuine bond. The fast moving tale encompasses a bloody confrontation in the gold mining camp of Alder Gulch, followed by a pursuit down the swollen Missouri River on log rafts and then onto a final momentous showdown in the town of Great Falls.
2017-04-01 By Paul Bedford

Author: Edwin Booth


ISBN: OCLC:774459355


Page: 143

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1961 By Edwin Booth