Spanish Blood

Mike Blakely

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In 1870, Bart Young heads for the New Mexico Territory, where he's heard men were making fortunes overnight in land speculation on the old Spanish grants. He figures to be a rich land baron before the year is out.

But the ranchers are stubborn and the local officials corrupt, and many men were there ahead of him. Bart's dream seems hopeless until he stumbles onto evidence of a lost grant bigger than he could have ever imagined: the entire Sacramento Mountain Range--over a million acres.

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rattlesnake eggs
Territory of New Mexico
 
 
The label on the package was stamped in ink, as if with an often-used woodcut daubed on a blotter. The postmark came from Santa Fe. The address, hand printed, was to Bartholomew Cedric Young, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Bart slid the small package across the saloon table to his friend, and glanced out through the beveled glass at a passerby on Bourbon Street.
“Rattlesnake eggs?” Randy Hendricks said. “What in the world?”
“I ordered them from a Santa Fe trading company.

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"Blakely writes with a beauty that rival the Big Bend country."--Terry C. Johnston

"A fine spinner of tales, Mike Blakely is a poet and musician at heart."--Elmer Kelton

"Grabs the reader from the first page. His characters are interesting, real and believable."--Don Colsmith, author if The Spanish Bit Series

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Mike Blakely

A native of Texas, Mike Blakely grew up working on the family ranch. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force and holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He is the former president of Western Writers of America and has taught fiction writing at numerous workshops nationwide. He is a winner of the Spur Award for Best Western Novel. Also a singer/songwriter, Blakely tours all over the U.S. and in Europe with his band and records his original songs on his own independent record label. He currently lives on his horse ranch near Marble Falls, Texas.

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Spanish Blood
Mike Blakely

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Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
September 1996
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ISBN: 9781466836167
ISBN10: 1466836164
320 pages
$7.99
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