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Matt Braun

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Five thousand dollars. That was what a slick Denver lawyer—representing a mysterious client—offered to pay the legendary manhunter Luke Starbuck. The job: to find a way into Wyoming’s infamous Hole-in-the-Wall outlaw stronghold and shoot a bad man dead. Starbuck knew there was something wrong with the deal. And by the time he reached the foothills of the Big Horns he had a good idea what it was: he’d been set up to be killed.


Now, making his way among lawmen, gunmen, and free spirits riding on both sides of the law, Starbuck is traveling to Salt Lake City and all the way back to Denver to find the mystery man who wants him dead. But with key players dying every step of the way, Starbuck must find his answers within his own violent past—and in a Badlands town called Deadwood, where secrets are sealed in blood.

"BRAUN IS ONE OF THE BEST!"—Don Coldsmith, author of the Spanish Bit series


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Chapter One
Starbuck checked the loads in his old Colt. Then he lowered the hammer on an empty chamber and stuffed the sixgun into a crossdraw holster. His suit jacket concealed the rig with no telltale bulge.
On the way out the door, he jammed a Stetson on his head and paused to inspect himself in the foyer mirror. His suit was conservative, as befitted a man in his profession, and he wore a four-in-hand tie that was equally sober. His appointment today at the Denver Club required that he look the part, create a certain impression. He thought he would pass muster.

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Praise for Deadwood

"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. Johnson, author of The Plainsmen series

"Braun 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

"Matt Braun is a master storyteller of frontier fiction."--Elmer Kelton

"Matt Braun is one of the best!"--Don Coldsmith, author of The Spanish Bit series

"He tells it straight-and he tells it well."--Jory Sherman, author of Grass Kingdom

"Matt Braun has a genius for taking real characters out of the Old West and giving them flesh-and-blood immediacy."--Dee Brown, author of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

"Braun blends historical fact and ingenious fiction...A top-drawer Western novelist!" --Robert L. Gale, Western Biographer

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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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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Paperbacks
April 2007
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ISBN: 9781429902205
ISBN10: 1429902205
256 pages

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