Elmore Leonard's Western Roundup Number Two

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Delta Trade Paperbacks, 1998 - Fiction - 485 pages
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No man could break out of the brutal convict labor camp at Five Shadows until they locked up Bowen. Deadly trackers caught him once, and left him to rot in his cell. But they can't stop Bowen. He's a different breed: a man who will go to any extreme to be free.Paul Cable was gone for years fighting for the Confederacy. When he returned home, he learned that two brothers, a beautiful young woman, and the Union Army had taken over his spread. No one was going to take Paul Cable's future away, not with words, not with treachery, and not with guns.To the men with the money, Kirby Frye's badge meant nothing. Prompted by a hard-drinking, free-spending cattleman, they hanged two of Kirby's young prisoners, then laughed in his face. He waited for a hotheaded sheriff from Tucson and a tracker to join him. Now he had a team good enough to bring the law back to Randado.

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Elmore John Leonard, Jr. 10/11/25 -- 8/20/13 Elmore John Leonard, Jr., popularly known as mystery and western writer Elmore Leonard, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 11, 1925. He served in the United States Naval Reserve from 1943 to 1946. He received a Ph.D. in English from the University of Detroit in 1950. After graduating, he wrote short stories and western novels as well as advertising and education film scripts. In 1967, he began to write full-time and received several awards including the 1977 Western Writers of America award and the 1984 Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe award. His other works include Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Hombre, Mr. Majestyk, 3:10 to Yuma, and Rum Punch. Many of his works were adapted into movies. Library of America recently announced plans to publish the first of a three-volume collection of his books beginning in the Fall of 2014. Leonard died on August 20, 2013 from complications of a stroke he had earlier. He was 87 years old.

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