Dakota Lawman: Last Stand at Sweet Sorrow

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Harper Collins, 2005 - Fiction - 320 pages
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Jake Horn was a healer -- until he was falsely accused of murder and had to run. Now the hands he once used to cure the ailing have a new purpose: wrapped around the handles of twin six-guns.

A good man in a bad town

Aptly named, the town of Sweet Sorrow, within the Dakota territories, is the kind of place that draws all manner of misfits, drunks, gamblers, and dreamers -- a perfect town for Jake Horn to get lost in. But a strange plague of madness, brutality, and murder seems to run rampant here -- and a slippery Texan named Roy Bean is pressuring Jake to bring a much-needed sanity to the lawless outpost.

But accepting the job of Marshal could be the last humanitarian act Jake ever performs. Because thunder is rumbling on the horizon -- and a famous bounty hunter from Bismarck is rolling in on the evening stage, determined to collect the substantial reward being offered for bringing the fugitive Jake Horn in stone-cold dead.

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I count "Last Stand at Sweet Sorrow" as the first genuine genre-type western I've read, and I liked it enough that I'm now reading the second installment of the series. I had read Brooks' Billy-the ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Bill Brooks is an author of eighteen novels of historical and frontier fiction. He lives in North Carolina.

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