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Fugitive's Trail

Fugitive's Trail

A Texas Outlaw Novel

Texas Outlaws Series (Volume 1)

Robert J. Conley

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The thrilling saga of a boy turned gunslinger, and the legend that would chase him across the West...

"I was a wanted killer, and that made me an outlaw, and I forced myself to think hard and to accept myself for just that. If I was to be an outlaw, I told myself, I'd be a hard one, and I'd be a good one. I'd be the god damnest outlaw that ever come down the pike..."

Scrawny, young Melvin Parmlee lit out of Texas wearing a pair of old overalls and riding a swayback horse. His crime: killing a man with an axe handle for shooting his dog. Out ahead lay a land of prairie, mountains, boomtowns, whores, gold and outlaws. And behind him was a long, twisty trail that was getting more crowded with enemies every day.

Robert Conley's saga of Melvin Parmlee is a rollicking tale, an authentic portrait of the American West, and the gripping drama of a boy becoming a man -amongst the wildest men of all.


Fugitive's Trail, The

Chapter One
The only thing I ever really keered about in my whole life was my ole dog, Farty, and he really was, too. That's how come him to get that name in the first place. Me and Maw and Paw had us...


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About the author

Robert J. Conley

Robert J. Conley is the author of more than twenty novels, most recently War Woman, as well as numerous stories and poems. A three-time winner of the Spur Award, Conley is Cherokee and lives in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

Robert J. Conley

Robert J. Conley

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