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The Devil's Trail

Robert J. Conley

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He lit out of Texas with ten dollars and a swayback horse, a wanted man at age 13. Kid Parmlee's crime--he shot the man who shot his dog, Farty. Now, in the town of Fosterville, the Kid has found a hideaway--until his legend finds him. The West's scrawniest gunslinger has just been recruited onto a bounty hunt for a gang of criminals. For the Kid, it's the beginning of an explosive adventure of both sides of the law, in the company of bank robbers, back-shooters, friends, traitors, and one very beautiful woman named Doc--with a pot of gold waiting at the end of the trail.

Spur Award-winning author Robert Conley continues the tall tale of little Kid Parmlee, a young man without a home, without fear, and with just enough sense to become a true legend of the frontier.

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Devil's Trail, The
Chapter 1My ole maw used to always tell me, "Melvin, allus be keerful a getting something what's just exact what you wants it to be." I never really knowed for a long time just what the hell she was a-talking about, but I reckon I found out all right. Now maybe you never heared a me atall, but then maybe you did, and if you did then likely you recall that ole Red, she was just about almost my own gal. A course, she made her living a whoring, and that's all right with me on accounta ever'one's gotta make a living somehow, but aside from that little ole thing, well, she was
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Praise for The Devil's Trail

"Robert Conely spin's a fast-action tall tale salted with western humor."--Elmer Kelton

"Robert Conley is possibly one of the most underrated and overlooked writers of our time, as well as the most skilled."--Don Coldmsith

"Robert Conley is one of the most inventive writers America has ever had. Kid Parmlee...will charm your damned ears off."--Max Evan, author of The Hi-Lo Country

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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 (St. Martin's Griffin, 1998), as well as numerous stories and poems. A three-time winner of the Spur Award, Conley is Cherokee and lives in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.
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The Devil's Trail

Robert J. Conley

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