The Branch and the Scaffold

Loren D. Estleman

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A Novel of Judge Parker

When Judge Isaac Parker first arrived in Fort Smith, Arkansas, the town had thirty saloons and one bank. As the sole law on the untamed frontier, Parker’s severe judgments scandalized Washington and the Eastern press. Never flinching from his duty, Parker and his marshals, dubbed “Parker’s Men,” ran up against some of the most colorful and dangerous outlaws the West had to offer, including the notorious Dalton Gang; Belle Starr, the Bandit Queen; the murderous Cherokee Bill; and Ned Christie, a vengeful Indian who carried on a private war against the U.S. government for seven years.

The Branch and the Scaffold is a fascinating fictional depiction of Judge Parker’s life and times.

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IA DREAM OF JUSTICEThis reasonable moderator, and equal piece of justice, Death.--SIR THOMAS BROWNE (1605-1682)ONETwo long blasts on the whistle, each bent in the middle by the wind on the river. It seemed to be shrieking his name."Well, they'll know we're coming." Mary Parker took her fingers from her ears."I think they know already."Spotting the crowd on the dock, she drew in little Charlie and huddled closer to her husband. "Have they come with baskets of flowers or buckets of tar?""They're empty-handed. Come to see the carpetbagger.

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“Fascinating historical fiction.”--Booklist on The Branch and the Scaffold

“This is a vivid, fast-paced Western adventure brilliantly presented by a masterful storyteller.”--Publishers Weekly on The Branch and the Scaffold


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Loren D. Estleman

Loren D. Estleman is the winner of multiple awards for his Western writing, including five Spurs, two Stirrups, and three Western Heritage Awards. He lives in Whitmore Lake, Michigan.

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The Branch and the Scaffold
Loren D. Estleman

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
February 2011
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765364371
ISBN10: 0765364379
4 1/8 x 6 11/16 inches, 272 pages
$6.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
April 2009
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429924368
ISBN10: 1429924365
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 272 pages
$7.99
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