The Spoilers

Luke Starbuck Novels

Matt Braun

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"MATT BRAUN IS A MASTER STORYTELLER OF FRONTIER HISTORY."
—Elmer Kelton

 

It takes a man with guts

A rare breed of bullbog and bloodhound, private detective Luke Starbuck has been hired to ferret out the Judas working for the Central Pacific—a mastermind behind a string of train robberies. The target: gold shipments from the Frisco mint. All Starbuck has to do is pass himself off as an outlaw and infiltrate the pack…


To take on the Barbary Coast

But chumming up to a gang leader like Denny O’Brien means that Starbuck must follow him into the vice pits of the notorious Barbary Coast. Getting inside this hellhole of crime is dangerously easy if you make the right moves. Make the wrong ones, and getting out could be murder…

 

"BRAUN IS ONE OF THE BEST!"

—Don Coldsmith, author of the Spanish Bit series

 

 

  

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The Spoilers
CHAPTER 1A brisk October wind swept across the bay. The ferry plowed toward San Francisco, buffeted by the choppy waters. Directly ahead lay the waterfront, a sprawling collection of wharves and warehouses below the hill-studded city.Luke Starbuck stood alone at the railing on the bow. The other passengers, crossing on the morning ferry from Oakland, were huddled inside the warmth of the main-deck cabin. Face to the wind, Starbuck appeared heedless of the damp chill and the spray that peppered him as waves slapped against the hull.

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"Matt Braun is head and shoulders above all the rest who would attempt to bring the gunmen of the Old West to life."—Terry C. Johnston, author of the Plainmen series

"Barun tackles the big men, the complex personalities of those brave few who were pivotal figures in the settling of an untamed frontier."—Jory Sherman, author of Grass Kingdom

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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 more than forty novels and four nonfiction works, including Black Fox, which was made into a CBS miniseries, and One Last Town, which was made into a TNT movie called You Know My Name. Western Writers of America awarded Braun the prestigious Golden Spur Award for The Kincaids. He is also the recipient of the Cowboy Spirit Award and was inducted into the Cowboy Hall of Fame in 1999.

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The Spoilers
Matt Braun

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Paperbacks
November 2002
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429902182
ISBN10: 1429902183
240 pages
$7.99

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Mass Market Paperbound
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Paperbacks
November 2002
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780312981785
ISBN10: 0312981783
4 1/8 x 6 3/4 inches, 240 pages
$7.99
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