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White Desert

Page Murdock Novels

Loren D. Estleman

Forge Books

This is the latest installment in a well-established Western cop series. The cop is Page Murdoch, U.S. marshal, cynic, tough-ass, and the last man you'd want on your tail. In this book Murdoch, Montana-based, pursues a vicious gang into the far north of Canada in winter--the infinity of snow he encoutners gives the title White Desert. To get his men he must outwit or outmaneuver some aggressive, unpredictable Metis; goes into a colony of American blacks escaped from slavery and still touchy; and a band of Sioux, followers of Crazy Horse fled to Grandmother's Land for safety.
This is the latest installment in a well-established Western cop series. The cop is Page Murdoch, U.S. marshal, cynic, tough-ass, and the last man you'd want on your tail. In this book Murdoch, Montana-based, pursues a vicious gang into the far north of Canada in winter--the infinity of snow he encoutners gives the title White Desert. To get his men he must outwit or outmaneuver some aggressive, unpredictable Metis; goes into a colony of American blacks escaped from slavery and still touchy; and a band of Sioux, followers of Crazy Horse fled to Grandmother's Land for safety.

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White Desert
PART ONEMaintain the Right1Forty years have passed, and I still can't look at a game of billiards without thinking that's the game that got me shot in Canada. I don't mind telling you it's spoiled me for indoor sports.In September 1881, Judge Harlan A. Blackthorne suffered a heart attack, the first totally selfish act I had known him to commit in his long tenure on the federal bench in Helena, Montana Territory. It happened while he was presiding over a case of rape and murder on the Blackfoot reservation. He was quiet in his habits, and his seizure was no exception; the opposing
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Praise for White Desert

"Prose as picturesque as the Painted Desert. When Page Murdock shuffles the words, deal me in." --The New York Times Book Review

"Estleman seizes the reader's attention and never relinquishes it. He is addictive as morphine in that one's craving is never satisfied for long, but always returns, hungering for that next novel."--Amarillo Globe News
"Prose as picturesque as the Painted Desert. When Page Murdock shuffles the words, deal me in." --The New York Times Book Review

"Estleman seizes the reader's attention and never relinquishes it. He is addictive as morphine in that one's craving is never satisfied for long, but always returns, hungering for that next novel."--Amarillo Globe News

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Loren D. Estleman

  • Loren D. Estleman was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a BA degree in English Literature and Journalism in 1974. In 2002, the university awarded him an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters for his contribution to American literature.

    He is the author of more than fifty novels in the categories of mystery, historical western, and mainstream, and has received four Western Writers of American Golden Spur Awards, three Western Heritage Awards, and three Shamus Awards. He has been nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award, Britain's Silver Dagger, the National Book Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. In 2003, the mammoth Encyclopedia of Detective Fiction named him the most critically acclaimed writer of U.S. detective
  • Loren D. Estleman Deborah Morgan
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White Desert

Page Murdock Novels

Loren D. Estleman

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