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The Long High Noon

The Long High Noon

Loren D. Estleman

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Locked in a deadly feud, cowboys Randy Locke and Frank Farmer have spent decades attempting to annihilate each other any time they are within shooting distance.

So far, the men are even. One of Frank's bullets has given Randy a permanent limp. Vain Frank wears a prosthetic ear, his own lost to Randy's assault. If either of them remembers the original reason for the feud, it seems moot now.

Their quest for revenge has led them on a merry chase through the Old West—through soon-to-be ghost towns and major cities; cattle ranches and mountain cabins; brothels and fishing boats; jailhouses and movie sets. Even their marriages have fallen victim to the feud.

The story of their long-term hatred well known throughout the country, Frank and Randy are approached (separately, of course) by Abraham Cripplehorn with a proposition. With the popular Buffalo Bill's Wild West show a raging success, why not publicize their next duel and sell tickets to the event? Winner take all, in more ways than one.

Frank and Randy make a date for death…but will they be able to wait for the show? And could it be that their decades-long thirst for revenge is the only thing they are living for?

Loren D. Estleman's The Long High Noon takes the reader on a thrilling adventure, touring the Old West from the days of the trains and cattle to roads and film sets.

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You never get a second chance to make a good first impression.

No one but Randy Locke and Frank Farmer knew just what it was that had blackened the blood between them, but it didn't lose its kick with time.

That...

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Loren D. Estleman

LOREN D. ESTLEMAN has written seventy books—historical novels, mysteries, and westerns. His novels include Gas City, American Detective, and The Long High Noon. Winner of four Shamus Awards, five Spur Awards, and three Western Heritage Awards, he lives in Central Michigan with his wife, author Deborah Morgan.

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