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Journey of the Dead

Journey of the Dead

Loren D. Estleman

Forge Books



In Loren D. Estleman's Journey of the Dead, when Pat Garrett killed his poker buddy, Billy the Kid, he had no idea what a terrible emotional price he would pay. Haunted by memories of Billy, Garrett wanders the New Mexico desert in a fruitless pursuit of peace.

Deep in the same desert, an ancient Spanish alchemist searches for the fabled philosopher's stone. Resolutely alone in his quest he devotes his long life to hunting the secrets of the old gods.

As these two men seek answers to questions that have confounded mankind for centuries, their stories encompass the panorama of American history. This journey from wild frontier into the twentieth century is an unforgettable experience.

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Spur Awards - Winner

Journey of the Dead

Chapter One
The Coming of the Long Man
The desert is an amphitheater. Eternal in its architecture, infallible in its silence, it marks the disturbed pebble, the broken blade...

Praise for Journey of the Dead

“Style to burn, talk that haunts. Deserves blue ribbons and rosettes.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Estleman is an accomplished and prolific storyteller....Journey of the Dead shows Estleman's skill in plotting and keeping a tale moving.” —The Santa Fe New Mexican


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Loren D. Estleman

LOREN D. ESTLEMAN has written more than sixty novels, including Frames, Gas City, and American Detective. His work has earned him four Shamus Awards, five Spur Awards, and three Western Heritage Awards. He lives in Michigan with his wife, author Deborah Morgan.

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Deborah Morgan

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