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Cherokee: A Justa Williams Western #1

Giles Tippette

ISBN 9781601838131
Publish Date 8/2/2016
Format ePub
Categories Western, Lyrical Press

Acclaimed western storyteller Giles Tippette delivers a truly exciting novel of family pride and frontier violence . . .

As boss of the Half-Moon ranch, the biggest along the Gulf Coast of Texas, Justa Williams is a chip off the old man’s block. But when the old man ups and asks him for a dying man’s favor, it’s Justa’ s duty to honor his words. Even if that means taking $25,000 of company gold and riding blind into the blood-soaked Cherokee battleground of Oklahoma Territory—to look for a man who may not even be alive and settle an old score. Odds are high things won’t end up well, but son of a gun, at least this son knows how to point his and fire off bullet after bullet . . .

Now, will a son pay for his father's past—in blood?

Praise for Giles Tippette and The Bank Robbers

“Like True Grit . . . a small masterpiece . . . brilliantly written.” —Newark News

“Spine-jarring, bullet-biting intensity.”—Houston Post

“Tough, gutsy, and fascinating.”—NY Newsday

“Impressive authenticity.”—Booklist

“His fiction is taught and gripping.”—Houston Spectator

About Giles Tippette:

A lifelong Texan, Giles Tippette was a rodeo cowboy (the basis for his 1972 novel The Brave Men), owned a gold mine, worked as a mercenary pilot (which inspired his acclaimed 1975 novel The Mercenaries), and as columnist for Sports Illustrated and Texas Monthly.

He turned to writing westerns in the 1970s and quickly developed a loyal following. His 1971 western, The Bank Robber, was made into the 1974 movie The Spikes Gang, starring Lee Marvin and Ron Howard. When asked if he enjoyed the movie version of his novel, Tippette commented, “I don’t know. I didn’t see it.”

His other westerns include The Sunshine Killers (optioned by Clint Eastwood), The Texas Bankrobbing Company, Bad News, Jailbreak, Cherokee, Crossfire, Dead Man’s Poker, Gunpoint, Hard Luck Money, Hard Rock, Heaven’s Gold, Sixkiller, The Horse Thieves, Southwest of Heaven, and the popular Wilson Young series, which included Wilson’s Choice, Wilson’s Gold, Wilson’s Revenge, and Wilson’s Woman.

Mystery Scene magazine said of Tippette’s work, “He writes crime novels set in the Wild West. His books are gritty, violent, and show the American west in all its harsh beauty.”

Mr. Tippette passed away in 2001 and, per his last request, was cremated and had his ashes spread over his first love, West Texas.


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