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El Paso / The Wild Ones

Matt Braun

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The Old West comes vividly to life in two novels from bestselling author Matt Braun--America's authentic voice of the Western Frontier
 
EL PASO
It is 1881. El Paso, Texas, is at a crossroads. A booming sin city crawling with corrupt politicians and gunslick outlaws, its marshal is about to face his greatest challenge: the savagery of the notorious Banning Brothers. Now it's up to one man to stop a reign of terror…and bring swift justice to a desperate town.

THE WILD ONES
Into the 1870s West comes a family of New York City stage performers: a widowed father, his son, and a daughter whose beauty and singing voice could make the most hardened frontiersmen weep. But the Fontaine family is unprepared for the hardship they endure across the Mississippi. Their only hope: If the young Lillian can sing her way to success in the rising boomtown called Denver. …
 

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  THE WILD ONESCHAPTER 1THE TRAIN was some miles west of Boonville. Lillian sat by the window, staring out at the verdant countryside. She thought Missouri looked little different from Indiana or Ohio, though perhaps not so flat. Her expression was pensive.September lay across the land. Fields tall with corn, bordered by stands of trees, fleeted past the coach window under a waning sun. There was a monotonous sameness to the landscape, and the clickety-clack of steel wheels on rails made it all but hypnotic. She wondered if she would ever again see New York.Chester, her brother, was seated
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"A master storyteller."
--Elmer Kelton
"A master storyteller."
--Elmer Kelton

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • 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-seven 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 and the 2004 Wister Award for Lifetime Achievement in Western Literature.

    Visit Matt Braun's Web site at: www.mattbraun.com
  • Matt Braun
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