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Jailbreak: A Justa Williams Western #2

Giles Tippette

ISBN 9781601838148
Publish Date 10/11/2016
Format ePub
Categories Western, Lyrical Press

Acclaimed western writer Giles Tippette takes the action south of the border, where blood is thicker than water no matter how many bullets are fired . . .

Running the Half-Moon ranch is all the excitement Justa Williams needs in his life. But when his brother Norris looks into a squatter situation near the Mexican border and lands in a Monterrey jail for his troubles, Justa rides out to get his kin released. When the usual channels get rebuffed, Justa enlists the aid of a dozen kill-crazy banditos to get the matter resolved the old-fashioned way.

Now there’s just a hundred miles of Mexican desert to cross before they can reach the Texas border. Hopefully they’ve got enough bullets left to get them there . . .

Praise for Giles Tippette and The Bank Robbers

“Tippette can plot away with the best of them.”—Dallas Morning News

“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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