Black Gold

Matt Braun

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The Osage Indians lost their ancestral freedom on a windswept reservation in Oklahoma. Now, in the Roaring Twenties, the land is spewing black gold; oil has been found, and every Osage owns a share of the rights. Soon Osage tribal members are being killed for their oil royalties while a corrupt sheriff turns his back on the murders, Special Agent Frank Gordon organizes and undercover operation while working openly with frontier legend U.S. Marshall Will Proctor. Their investigation unearths a string of thirty-three murders, and as they race against death, Osages are still being killed. Gordon is determined to bring down the mastermind behind the ring of cold-blooded butchers. But when one of his own men is murdered and the killers turn on him, Gordon realizes there is a law beyond the law--the law of survival...

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Chapter One
A crowd of several hundred men was gathered in front of the courthouse. There were no hoods or white robes, no fiery crosses ablaze on the lawn. Yet everyone knew who they were and their reputation for brutish violence. They were Klansmen.
Their purpose on that bright April morning was to intimidate the grand jury. A recent Klan flogging was the latest in a rash of atrocities across the state. The incident was particularly brutal, leaving a Negro farmer near death, and the governor had finally declared war on the secret brotherhood.

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"Matt Braun is a titanic credit to Western literature." --Robert L. Gale, Historian

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Matt Braun

Matt Braun is a fourth generation Westerner, steeped in the tradition and lore of the frontier era. His books reflect a heritage rich with the truths of that bygone time. Raised among the Cherokee and Osage tribes, Braun learned their traditions and culture, and their philosophy became the foundation of his own beliefs. Like his ancestors, he has spent most of his life wandering the mountains and plains of the West. His heritage and his contribution to Western literature resulted in his appointment by the Governor of Oklahoma as a Territorial Marshal.

Braun is the author of forty-four novels and four nonfiction works, including Black Fox, which was made into a CBS miniseries. Western Writers of America awarded Braun the prestigious Spur Award for his novel The Kincaids.

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Black Gold
Matt Braun

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Paperbacks
April 2007
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ISBN: 9781429902151
ISBN10: 1429902159
240 pages
$7.99
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