Noble Outlaw and A Distant Land
Author: Matt Braun
Two of Matt Braun's most beloved novels—now newly repackaged as a 2-in-1!
In Noble Outlaw, John Wesley Hardin's powderkeg temper earned him twelve bodies by age twenty—and a place at the top of the Texas MOST WANTED list. Now a happy husband and a father, he thinks his fighting days are over and done. Until he's ambushed by an angry loser in a local poker game...Soon the law is on Wes's trail again, but this time he's got too much at stake. Hardin only wants peace—but he's willing to wage a one-man war to stay free.
In A Distant Land, Three Brannock brothers once came West. Now, one of them survives, and Clint Brannock feels the weight of responsibility as he does his job as a U.S. deputy marshal. Hunting down an outlaw in the Indian territories, Clint meets up with two of his nephews—one destined to live or die by the gun, the other to live or die in his shadow. And in southern New Mexico, a beautiful sister-in-law, Elizabeth, presides over 100,000 rich acres—and dabbles in a dangerous game...
A vigilante named Miguel Ortega is using terror to drive out Anglo settlers. A woman of her own proud heritage, Elizabeth has a grown son and daughter, each of whom stands to inherit an empire. But she has forged a forbidden bond with Ortega. With violence spiraling out of control, the government sends Clint to lay down the law. Soon, all the Brannocks must take a stand and risk their lives—for justice, each other, and the land that is now in their blood...
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"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 is a master storyteller of frontier history." —Elmer Kelton
"Braun blends historical fact and ingenious fiction...A top-drawer Western novelist!" —Robert L. Gale, Western Biographer