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Matt Braun

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At the foot of the Wind River Mountains and just east of the continental divide was Tenbow Valley, eighty miles of rich, watered graze on the way to Oregon territory. From Cheyenne, Jack Stillman has come to Tenbow to solve a string of murders. Each victim was a landowner in the valley, and each killing was carried out with a deadly, long range rifle. Taking on the guise of a gambler, Stillman is quick to line up his suspects and start prying open their secrets. But while greed is the likeliest reason for the murders, the killer keeps striking—even when Stillman has his eye on the suspects. Suddenly, in a land of wild honeysuckle, snowy mountain peaks, and the spirits of native warriors, the veteran lawman realizes he's made a fatal mistake and missed a motive as old as time itself…Now it may be too late because an expert at murder has Stillman in the crosshairs of his gun…


The hunter held his horse to a slow walk. There was no reason for speed, and he was concerned that undue noise might spook his quarry. His stalk had been cautious and hidden, nothing to betray his presence. He felt assured of a kill.


Praise for Tenbow

“Matt Braun is a master storyteller of frontier history.” —Elmer Kelton

“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. Johnston, 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 one of the best!” —Don Coldsmith, author of the Spanish Bit series

“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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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

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