Calico Starr: Wild Justice

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Trafford Publishing, 2004 - Fiction - 342 pages
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North Texas in 1880 can be brutal, as Callie Mae Starden, a 16-year old farm girl, quickly found out. Her family killed by a land-greedy rancher and she left for dead, Callie is found by a horsetrader. Later, she discovers that he is really the famous gunfighter, Josh McClain, and she begs him to teach her the trade, so she can avenge her family. Josh reluctantly agrees, then sends her through a rigorous training ritual including months of living with a Comanche Indian scout to learn to fight, to hunt and track.

With her new friends, she embarks on a trail of vengeance that takes her to Laredo, to Mexico, on to Tombstone and finally back to the town of Cache Creek, for her reckoning with Price Morgan. Her adventure includes gunfights, Indian attacks, lively entertaining characters, action galore and a tension filled climax. Follow her story, as she becomes a gunfighter, and find out if she gets her revenge on the rancher Price Morgan and his murderous cowhands.

Book Review by Joel Dortch, "Dutch" SASS Cowboy Chronicle, Dec 2003

Calico Starr: Wild Justice By Paul Harmon

"Calico Starr: Wild Justice is the title of an exciting new Western novel by author Paul Harmon. This thrilling and action-filled story is set in the Texas Panhandle range country during the turbulent years following the Civil War. It is a story of greed that led to violence and the near annihilation of an entire pioneer family. Follow the adventures of beautiful young Callie Mae Starden, saved from a near-death experience by an aging gunfighter who becomes her mentor, and helps prepare her for the final showdown and wild justice that will not be denied! This rousing story of romance, adventure and ultimate revenge will keep you completely captivated.

Harmon is a talented storyteller-author in the tradition of Louis L'Amour. He has a knack for getting the details right and keeping the reader interested in learning the rest of the story. If you like westerns, I guarantee you will like this one!"


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Chapter 1
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Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
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Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21

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Chapter 13
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
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About the author (2004)

A love of westerns and writing got Paul Harmon involved with an old west reenactment group. Putting his writing talent to work, he scripted many of the gunfights they performed. He meticulously researched the dialog and history of each gunfight to make them as accurate as possible. His gunfight reenactments have been performed in Tombstone, Arizona, Calico Ghost town, SASS End of Trail and other venues in Southern California. Taking his writing skills a step further, with the inspiration of his daughter and his wife, he wrote his first western novel. The character Calico Starr is in real life his daughter, Kimberly, the 1999 CMSA and 2000 SASS World Champion Cowgirl Mounted Shooter. Calico Starr is Kim's SASS alias.

Paul is retired and lives on a small horse ranch in California. He competes in Cowboy Mounted Shooting events as a Division 2 rider (no where near the level of his daughter) while working on his next novel.

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