Quitting Time

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Wheeler Pub., Jan 1, 1989 - Fiction - 247 pages
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For years Oliver Colfax worked as a hired killer. But after a friendship developed with one of his targets, Colfax quit. A few odd jobs keep body and soul together, and until Colfax decides what to do with the rest of his life, he's content with sitting in his St. Louis hotel room and drinking fine whiskey. When a rancher from Colorado asks him to deal with some cattle rustlers, Colfax declines. But when he learns that a production of Titus Andronicus is playing nearby, he has a change of heart. Dealing witht he cattle rustlers is a routine job, but investigating the tragedy that hits the touring Shakespearean drama troupe turns out to be a tough assignment.

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Robert J. Conley was born in 1940 in Cushing Oklahoma. He is a Cherokee author and enrolled member of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians, a federally recognized tribe of American Indians. He is noted for depictions of precontact and historical Cherokee figures. He is known for a series of books called the Real People Series. The sixth of the series, The Dark Island (1996) won the Spur Award for best Western novel in 1995. He has also won two other Spur Awards, in 1988 for the short story "Yellow Bird", and in 1992 for the novel Nickajack. In 2007, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers' Circle of the Americas.

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