Guns in the Desert: A Western Duo

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Five Star, 2002 - Fiction - 192 pages
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Caleb Doorn is better known b his Blackfoot name, Many Coups. Doorn is scouting for the U.S. Army in the Mexican campaign when a small wagon train passes on its way to California. Theior trek will take them into Indian country, and to protect the train from attack, the wagon master has foolishly taken a young Blackfoot woman hostage.

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A very original story line. The author is a descendant of Thomas Paine. This is the second time I have read this book and enjoyed it just as much as the first time. Read full review

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Lauran Paine was born on February 25, 1916 in Duluth, Minnesota. He spent his youth working as a cowboy. Paine entered the publishing scene in 1950, when he had 14 books published. Those first books were written under his own name and included Adobe Empire, Timberline, Geronimo, Wake of the Moon, Valour in the Land, The Bounty Hunter, Sixgun Atonement, The Apache Kid, Kiowa-Apache, Greed at Gold River, The Modoc War, Lawman, and The Story of Buckhorn. Paine has also done quite a bit of magazine work, as well as motion picture work on Westerns, livestock dealing, rodeoing, blacksmithing and ranching. Paine's books have been translated into every major European language, and have even been reprinted behind the Iron Curtain and in Africa. In 35 years of serious writing, Paine had seen over 900 of his manuscripts published as books, including at least 515 Westerns, all of them under about 74 pen names. He was listed in the Guiness Book of World Records from 1980 to 1984 as the world's most prolific living author. Lauran Paine died December 1, 2001 in Fort Jones, California.

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