The Nations

By Ken Farmer, Buck Stienke

Winner - Laramie Award -  Classic Western - 2014
Finalist for the Elmer Kelton Awards.
 For lovers of Zane gray, Louis L'Amour, and Elmer Kelton, there is a new marshal in town.

THE countries sometimes called "Robber's Roost" and "No-Man's Land", was once appeared within the latter a part of the nineteenth century because the bloodiest and most deadly position on the earth. it's the yr 1885. A infamous band of outlaws, often called the "Larson Gang", has been terrorizing Arkansas, Missouri and the countries for years. pass judgement on Issac Parker, the putting pass judgement on, orders an all-out concerted attempt to trap the crowd and produce them to justice. "If they won't appreciate the legislation; then, by means of God, we'll lead them to worry it." Marshal Bass Reeves, the 1st black U.S. Deputy Marshal west of the Mississippi, with his accomplice Jack McGann, different deputies and Indian Lighthorse are tasked to take the youngest member of the group, Ben Larson, at the treacherous trip to castle Smith with their prisoner shackled to the mattress of the Tumbleweed Wagon. "It isn't the severity of the punishment that's the deterrent... however the sure bet of it." - pass judgement on Issac C. Parker. The international locations blends ancient and fictional characters to create a fast paced motion western.

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