The Backstabbers

A Red Ryan Western

by William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone

Published by: Kensington

368 pages, 4.12 x 6.72 x 0.97 in

  • ISBN: 9780786044344
  • Published: February 2020

$7.99 (USD)

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FIRST RULE OF JOHNSTONE COUNTRY: TRUST NO ONE

No one knows the dangers of driving a stagecoach better than Red Ryan. Especially when the passenger’s a dead man, the payoff’s a gold mine, and the last stop is death . . .

SECOND RULE: WATCH YOUR BACK

Red Ryan should’ve known this job would be trouble. The first stop is a ghost town—in a thunder storm—and the cargo is a coffin. But things start to look a little brighter when Red and his stage guard Buttons Muldoon deliver the corpse to a ranch run by the beautiful Luna Talbot—and her gorgeous crew of former saloon girls. Luna asks the boys to help them find the Lucky Cuss Gold Mine, using a map tucked inside the dead man’s pocket. Buttons can’t refuse a pretty lady—or the lure of gold. But Red has a feeling they’re playing with fire. Especially when the map leads them straight into crossfire of a ferocious range war, a 400-pound load of pure evil known as Papa Mace Rathmore—and his backwoods clan of sadistic, kill-crazy hillbillies . . .

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