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Cutthroats: A Slash and Pecos Western #1

J.A. Johnstone, William W. Johnstone

ISBN 9780786043767
Publish Date 6/25/2019
Format Paperback
Categories Western, Johnstone Series, Pinnacle
List Price: $7.99

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Johnstone. Keeping The West Wild.

Not every Western hero wears a white hat or a tin star. Most of them are just fighting to survive. Some of them can be liars, cheaters, and thieves. And then there’s a couple of old-time robbers named Slash and Pecos . . .

Two wanted outlaws. One hell of a story.

After a lifetime of robbing banks and holding up trains, Jimmy “Slash” Braddock and Melvin “Pecos Kid” Baker are ready to call it quits, settle down—though not completely by choice. The youngest members of their old gang, the Snake River Marauders, sell them out to the law. Slash and Pecos have to bust out of jail themselves. Now they’re ready to leave their outlaw days behind them and start over where nobody knows them. To finance their retirement, they need to pull one last job . . .

The target is a rancher’s payroll train. The plan is to get on board, grab the cash, get out fast. Catch is: the train is carrying a Gatling gun and twenty deputy US marshals who know they’re coming. Not that it’s hard to recognize Slash from his well-known scar or Pecos from his well-deserved reputation. The two are caught and quickly sentenced to hang. But at the last minute, their old enemy—the wheelchair-bound, bucket of mean, Marshal L.C. Bledsoe—shows up to spare their lives. For a price. He’ll let them live if they hunt down their old gang, the Snake River Marauders. And kill those prairie rats—with extreme prejudice . . .

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“Johnstone is a masterful storyteller, creating a tale that is fanciful and funny, exciting and surprisingly convincing. This is great fun.” —Publishers Weekly

“An entertaining story with lots of plot twists.” —Booklist

“Bestselling authors William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone present readers with a quick moving, entertaining novel." —Historical Book Society

About J.A. Johnstone:

Being the all around assistant, typist, researcher, and fact checker to one of the most popular western authors of all time, J.A. Johnstone learned from the master, Uncle William W. Johnstone.

Bill, as he preferred to be called, began tutoring J.A. at an early age. After-school hours were often spent retyping manuscripts or researching his massive American Western History library as well as the more modern wars and conflicts. J.A. worked hard—and learned.

“Every day with Bill was an adventure story in itself. Bill taught me all he could about the art of storytelling and creating believable characters. ‘Keep the historical facts accurate,’ he would say. ‘Remember the readers, and as your grandfather once told me, I am telling you now: be the best J.A. Johnstone you can be.’”


About William W. Johnstone:

Just to give you a brief rundown on who William W. Johnstone is, here are the basic facts. He was born in Southern Missouri, the youngest of four kids. His father was a minister and his mother was a schoolteacher.

He quit school when he was fifteen and joined a carnival after getting kicked out of the FFL (for being underage), but he went back and finished high school in 1957. After that he worked as a deputy sheriff, did a hitch in the army, came back and went into radio broadcasting, where he worked for sixteen years.

Johnstone started writing in 1970, but he didn't get published until late 1979. He has written almost a hundred books including the best-selling Ashes series and the Mountain Man series. He began writing full-time in the early 1980s and hasn't stopped since. His first published book was THE DEVIL'S KISS and his favorite, so far, is THE LAST OF THE DOG TEAM.


Ashes
Blood Bond
Code Name
Dog Team
Eagles
Family Jensen
First Mountain Man
Last Gunfighter
Last Mountain Man
Loner
Luke Jensen, Bounty Hunter
MacCallister
Matt Jensen
Phoenix Rising
Savage Texas
Sidewinders
Town Called Fury
Trail West


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