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The Devil's Trail

The Devil's Trail

A Texas Outlaw Novel

Texas Outlaws Series (Volume 3)

Robert J. Conley

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He lit out of Texas with ten dollars and a swayback horse, a wanted man at age 13. Kid Parmlee's crime--he shot the man who shot his dog, Farty. Now, in the town of Fosterville, the Kid has found a hideaway--until his legend finds him. The West's scrawniest gunslinger has just been recruited onto a bounty hunt for a gang of criminals. For the Kid, it's the beginning of an explosive adventure of both sides of the law, in the company of bank robbers, back-shooters, friends, traitors, and one very beautiful woman named Doc--with a pot of gold waiting at the end of the trail.

Spur Award-winning author Robert Conley continues the tall tale of little Kid Parmlee, a young man without a home, without fear, and with just enough sense to become a true legend of the frontier.

Devil's Trail, The

Chapter 1
My ole maw used to always tell me, "Melvin, allus be keerful a getting something what's just exact what you wants it to be." I never really knowed for a long time just what the hell she...

Praise for The Devil's Trail

“Robert Conely spin's a fast-action tall tale salted with western humor.” —Elmer Kelton

“Robert Conley is possibly one of the most underrated and overlooked writers of our time, as well as the most skilled.” —Don Coldmsith

“Robert Conley is one of the most inventive writers America has ever had. Kid Parmlee...will charm your damned ears off.” —Max Evan, author of The Hi-Lo Country


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Robert J. Conley

Robert J. Conley is the author of more than twenty novels, most recently War Woman (St. Martin's Griffin, 1998), as well as numerous stories and poems. A three-time winner of the Spur Award, Conley is Cherokee and lives in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

Robert J. Conley

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