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Law of the Desert Born
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0553241338, Paperback)A PRIZED COLLECTION OF AMERICAN FICTION—FROM AMERICA’S FAVORITE STORYTELLER
This first-rate collection of short stories by the incomparable Louis L’Amour showcases the legendary writer at his very best: spinning a fascinating and wholly authentic set of unforgettable tales. In these extraordinary stories, we meet a man who is forced to defend himself by taking another’s life—and must pay for his actions in a most punishing manner; a young thrill-seeker who finally finds a place he can call home, and vows to stay there—regardless of the man who tries to stand in his way; and a drifter who honors a deathbed promise to a stranger by embarking on an unlikely mission of mercy.
Complete with revealing author’s notes, the stories in Law of the Desert Born are historically precise, and filled with L’Amour’s trademark humor and adventure. They are nothing less than modern classics of the American West, told by one of the most beloved storytellers of our time.
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Law of the desert born: "When Sheriff Gates formed his posse, he opened the jail and let Lopez ride along. Shad Marone, foreman of the Running F Ranch, had shot and killed his neighbor, Jud Bowman. Lopez, a former hand at the Running F, swears he's the only one who can track Marone down. But the posse forced Marone into an almost waterless desert, driving him on toward certain death or a showdown with the halfbreed who had once been at his mercy and now held Marone's life in his hands"--Container.That triggernometry tenderfoot: "From the moment he stepped off the stage in a pressed suit anyone could see he was a rank greenhorn. He had come to Harrison, Montana, with a purpose. That purpose would take him to the burned-out homestead of Mike Shanahan, a rancher who had died in an 'accident,' and also to a lovely teacher at the local schoolhouse. Camping on Shanahan's land was meant to last just 'til he got to the bottom of things. But once there, he would learn a lasting lesson about himself, about revenge-and love"--Container.Horse heaven: "When Jim Locklin pays his older brother a visit, he finds the brother missing, his horse ranch taken over by his brother's estranged wife, and a shifty gambler named Chance Varrow who has become a permanent visitor. As Jim's suspicions build, they center on one person-Varrow, whose relationship with George's wife, Amie, is a little too close for comfort. In the end, it will all come down to just two men-and only one will walk away"--Container.
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