A Town Called Fury

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Pinnacle Books, 2006 - Fiction - 252 pages
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When the wagaon train leader Jedediah Fury is killed during an Indian attack, his son Jason leads the people into Arizona. There, they decided to stop and build a town named Fury after the wagon leader. Jason only wants to go back East where he has a shot at a decent life, but he can't leave the defenseless setters to be slaughtered, especially the pretty young lady he's taken a shine to.
 

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Jedediah Fury is a legend on the wagon trail. He has led hundreds of travelers seeking a new life in the western frontier to their destination and in A Town Called Fury, he is called upon to the do the same again. Jedediah is hired by Rev. Milcher to guide his wagon train from Kansas City, Missouri to southern California where they mean to set up a town outside of Los Angeles. Joining him are his children, Jason, 20, and Jenny, 15. But like so much in the West, these journeys are never easy. Bigotry within the camp— stemming from the Reverend—causes early trouble and when they reach Indian Territory, the wagon train is raided by the Comanche; many die including Jedidiah Fury and livestock is stolen as are three of the women—Jenny Fury amongst them.
Jason Fury takes the reigns of the wagon train and shows great leadership and courage in getting the pilgrims to their destination, despite all that has happened, but it’s not easy. After the attack which stole his father from him, Jason has to battle torrential rains which flood creeks, broken axels and wheels, Indians, and a conspiring father/son team who would rather see themselves as leaders of the wagon trail. Not to mention wrestling with his own heart and the growing love he has for one girl—should he leave her and go back East to attend college like he planned, or stay out West and begin a family?
Overall, A Town Called Fury is fast-paced, highly satisfying, and is a lot like the “Oregon Trail” computer game come to life. Looking forward to the rest in the series.
 

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
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Section 5
36
Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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William W. Johnstone was born in Southern Missouri on October 28, 1938. He quit school when he was fifteen to join a carnival, but went back and finished high school in 1957. He worked as a deputy sheriff, spent time in the army, and then went into radio broadcasting, where he worked for sixteen years. He started writing in 1970, but was his first book, The Devil's Kiss, was not published until late 1979. He wrote over 200 books during his lifetime including the Ashes series, Code Name series, Mountain Man series, The First Mountain Man series, and Eagles series. Two of his books, Eagle Down and Dagger, were written under the pen name of William Mason. He died on February 8, 2004 at the age of 65.

J. A. Johnstone is a Tennessee-based novelist.

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