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Tombstone and The Spoilers

Luke Starbuck Novels

Matt Braun

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TOMBSTONE
In 1878, a struggling prospector found silver in the jagged mountains of Arizona. Within a year the town of Tombstone was filling up with merchants, tradesmen, gamblers, whores, and gunslingers. And then the Earp family came to Tombstone--five brothers and their women and their wives. Along with Doc Holliday and a band of thieves, Wyatt Earp treated the Arizona territory as his personal stomping grounds--until Wells Fargo decided to put an end to a string of savage stage robberies. With the legend of the OK Corral shoot out fanning out across the frontier, private detective Luke Starbuck was sent to Tombstone to find the truth. And when he got there, Starbuck's mission turned into one burning, personal obsession: to kill Wyatt Earp...
 
THE SPOILERS
Private detective Luke Starbuck has been hired to ferret out the Judas working for Central Pacific--the mastermind behind a string of train robberies.  The target: gold shipments from the Frisco mint.  All Starbuck has to do is pass himself off as an outlaw and infiltrate the pack.  But getting inside this hellhole of crime is dangerously easy if you make the right moves.  Make the wrong ones, and getting out could be murder.

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Tombstone and The Spoilers
THE SPOILERSAuthor's NoteThe Spoilers is for the most part a true story. In 1882, San Francisco was the wildest, the wickedest, and certainly the most dangerous city in the West. The cowtowns and mining camps, by comparison, were tame stufff. Host to the Barbary Coast and Chinatown, not to mention a waterfront steeped in infamy, the city by the bay was a cosmopolitan hellhole. In that day and time, it was considered the roughest, and by far the most depraved, metropolis on the North American Continent.Yet, during this same era, San Francisco was the premier city of
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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 forty-seven 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.
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Luke Starbuck Novels

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