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El Paso / The Wild Ones

El Paso / The Wild Ones

Matt Braun

St. Martin's Griffin


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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

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.

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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“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 more than four dozen 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.

Matt Braun

Matt Braun

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