Ghost Moon

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Orca Book Publishers, Oct 1, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 192 pages
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In the second installment of the Desert Legends Trilogy, Ghost Moon follows young James Doolen's story after he discovers the terrible truth about his father in Written in Blood. The year is 1878, and young Jim is not yet ready to return to Canada. Instead he heads up to New Mexico in hopes of finding work and building a life. On the way he meets Bill Bonney (later to be known as Billy the Kid), who takes him to a ranch south of the town of Lincoln, where they both find work as cowboys. Little does Jim know that he is about to get caught up in a vicious battle for the lucrative army contracts with nearby Fort Stanton. As the violence explodes around him, Jim becomes a helpless witness to cold-blooded murder and watches as Bill swears revenge and leads a gang of killers into the hills. However hard he tries, Jim can't escape the violence and is finally drawn into its bloody conclusion on the streets of Lincoln.
 

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User Review  - loafhunter13 - LibraryThing

Ghost moon is the second installment of the Desert Legends Trilogy. Much like the previous reviewer, I have not yet read the first book though it is indicative of the tightness of the plot that I plan ... Read full review

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User Review  - PghDragonMan - LibraryThing

I don’t think I’ve explored the Western genre before this story. There’s not enough of the time period to hold my interest enough for a return to that time period, but I did enjoy this particular ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter one
1
Chapter two
8
Chapter three
17
Chapter four
25
Chapter five
34
Chapter six
40
Chapter seven
49
Chapter eight
53
Chapter eleven
87
Chapter twelve
99
Chapter thirteen
106
Chapter fourteen
113
Chapter fifteen
119
Chapter sixteen
128
Chapter seventeen
143
Chapter eighteen
150

Chapter nine
64
Chapter ten
75
Chapter nineteen
164
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About the author (2011)

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, John Wilson grew up on the Isle of Skye and outside Glasgow without the slightest idea that he would ever write books. After a degree in Geology from St. Andrews University, he worked in Zimbabwe and Alberta before taking up writing full-time and moving out to Lantzville on Vancouver Island in 1991. John is addicted to history and firmly believes that the past must have been just as exciting, confusing and complex to those who lived through it as our world is to us. Every one of his seventeen novels and six non-fiction books for kids, teens and adults deals with the past. His tales involve intelligent dinosaurs, angry socialist coal miners, confused boys caught up in the First and Second World Wars, and the terrors faced by lost Arctic explorers. John spends significant portions of his year travelling across the country telling stories from his books and their historical background and getting young readers (particularly but not exclusively boys) energized and wanting to read and find out more about the past.

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