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Hangman's Creek

Hangman's Creek

A Luke Starbuck Novel

Luke Starbuck Novels

Matt Braun

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"MATT BRAUN IS A MASTER STORYTELLER OF FRONTIER HISTORY." -Elmer Kelton

In a place called No Man's Land
Texas rancher Ben Langham hired Luke Starbuck for his loyalty and toughness gained by riding with Rip Ford's Texas volunteers. But when Langham sent Starbuck after a band of horse thieves, a loyal man left behind the only home he had ever known-and met the stranger in himself.

One man found a home...
To track down a thief, Starbuck posed as an outlaw, misled his woman, and killed to protect his own life. Then he rode into a kingdom of vicious horse thieves and entered into a fierce duel with a criminal mastermind hiding behind a respectable life. Somewhere along the line, honest, hardworking Starbuck discovered that he was a changed man-one who had forged himself a freedom and a future in a place where other men died...

"BRAUN IS ONE OF THE BEST!"-Don Coldsmith, author of the Spanish Bit series

EXCERPT

CHAPTER ONE
Starbuck sat his roan gelding on a grassy knoll.
The sun was a fiery ball lodged in the sky and over the plains a shimmering haze hung like threads of spun glass. At noonday the heat was sweltering, and Starbuck's throat...

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Praise for Hangman's Creek

“Matt Braun is head and shoulders above all the rest who would attempt to bring the gunmen of the Old West to life.” —Terry C. Johnson, author of The Plainsman series

“Matt Braun has a genius for taking real characters out of the Old West and giving them flesh-and-blood immediacy.” —Dee Brown, author of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

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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 more than forty novels and four nonfiction works, including Black Fox, which was made into a CBS miniseries, and One Last Town, which was made into a TNT movie called You Know My Name. Western Writers of America awarded Braun the prestigious Golden Spur Award for The Kincaids. He is also the recipient of the Cowboy Spirit Award and was inducted into the Cowboy Hall of Fame in 1999.

Matt Braun

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