Rio Grande

Matt Braun

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Tom Stuart takes risks-- in war, in love, and in card games, from St. Louis to Mexico. And the hard-drinking, fast-talking steamboat captain-- who knows every shoal and eddy of the Rio Grande from the Big Bend to Brownsville-- has a dream of building a shipping empire that will span the windswept Gulf of Mexico to rich, exotic New Orleans. But this is a kind of gamble he's never faced before: with a woman to win, a woman to lose, and a dangerous man standing in the way. Now, Stuart is plunged into a fight that will engulf his very soul. And to the winner will go the mighty Rio Grande...

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Rio Grande
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 "Eights bet fifty."Tom Stuart studied the dealer's hand. On the table were an eight-jack-eight-deuce. He figured it for two pair, probably jacks and eights. Yet the hole card gave him pause. All afternoon he'd had miserable luck, pulling decent cards only to have them topped by still better cards. He pondered a moment longer.The other players had dropped out, and the dealer was watching him with a blank expression. Stuart's own hand revealed a four-eight-ace-four. In the hole he had another ace, but it was the eight that impressed him most.

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"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

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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 thirty-eight 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.

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Rio Grande
Matt Braun

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Paperbacks
October 1998
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ISBN: 9781429926331
ISBN10: 1429926333
352 pages
$7.99
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