The Fate: A Santiago Toole Western

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Sunstone Press, 2008 - Fiction - 199 pages
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When Drogovich s gold was stolen and his daughter kidnapped in a daring train robbery, the ruthless gold king had big reasons and plenty of sharpshooters to make sure the case got solved pronto. But sheriff and doctor Santiago Toole learned that justice was not so simple when he discovered the secret connection between Drogovich and the robbers. It became even more complicated after Drogovich kidnapped Toole s lovely wife and informed him that he d never see her again if Drogovich didn t get his own brand of justice. Drogovich was a man who always got what he wanted. But if there was a man who could stop him, it was Toole. The Fate is one of Richard Wheeler s four celebrated Santiago Toole novels. Others in the Santiago Toole Series are: The Final Tally, Deuces and Ladies Wild and Incident at Fort Keogh. Sunstone Press is pleased to republish Richard S. Wheeler's finest novels of the American West, each carefully selected for their enduring value. Richard S. Wheeler has written about sixty novels of the American West for Doubleday, Forge, Fawcett, Ballantine, Bantam, Pinnacle, New American Library, Walker and Company, and M. Evans. He has received five Spur Awards and holds the Owen Wister Award for lifetime achievement in the field of western literature.

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Richard S. (Shaw) Wheeler was born in Milwaukee in 1935 and grew up in nearby Wauwatosa. Wheeler spent three years in Hollywood in the mid-50s, where he worked in a record store and took acting lessons while struggling as a screenwriter. He eventually returned home, and attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He spent over a decade as a newspaperman, working as an editorial writer for the Phoenix Gazette, editorial page editor for the Oakland, California, Tribune, reporter on the Nevada Appeal in Carson City, and reporter and assistant city editor for the Billings, Montana, Gazette. In 1972, he turned to book editing, working in all for four publishers through 1987. As an editor for Walker & Company he edited twelve Western novels a year. Sandwiched between editing stints, in the mid-70s he worked at the Rancho de la Osa dude ranch in Sasabe, Arizona, on the Mexican border. There, in the off season, he experimented with his own fiction and wrote his first novel, Bushwack, published by Doubleday in 1978. Five more Western novels followed Bushwack before Wheeler was able to turn to writing full time: Beneath the Blue Mountain (1979), Winter Grass (1983), Sam Hook (1986), Richard Lamb (1987) and Dodging Red Cloud (1987).

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