Author: Matt Braun
The young drifter had a taste for life. The old gunfighter had a date with death. Their friendship led to a killing storm-- and a true legend of the frontier.
He was young and hungry for life-- a scarecrow kid alone in a lawless land. Something about the boy named Kinch Riley made hardened railroad agent Mike McCluskie take him under his wing: show him how to fight and shoot and sample the bawdy wonders of a wide-open boomtown. But Kinch got too fast with a gun just as a band of Texas outlaws rode into the Kansas railhead of Newton. And for the first time in his life, McCluskie will walk into a battle he can't win-- because a boy's future is at stake, and so is a man's soul.
Kinch Riley is Matt Braun's masterful retelling of a true Western mystery-- the Newton General Massacre of 1871-- when six men died in 90 seconds, a boy vanished into the plains, and a legend was born...
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“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
“Matt Braun is one of the best!” —Don Coldsmith, author of the Spanish Bit series
“He tells it straight-- and he tells it well.” —Jory Sherman, author of Grass Kingdom