Hard Luck Money: The Loner
J. A. Johnstone
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His father was a famous gunman. But the Loner is quiet, careful, and the perfect choice to go undercover--and the key to success is not getting slaughtered. . .
Hard Luck Money
A beautiful young woman has an incredible story to tell: about her outlaw father, how he got busted out of jail, and then met a bloody end. Katherine Lupo believes her dad, a career train robber, was sprung by someone who wanted to set up Lupo for another crime--and then killed him when the job was done. A Texas Ranger believes her. And he turns to The Loner, a man with the guile and courage to go undercover and find out who was behind Lupo's escape and murder. Posing as train robber, The Loner finds what he is after: a cold blooded and deadly master criminal. But from the get-go, The Loner is fighting for his life, for the lives of men and women on the right side of the law--and one desperate shot to plant an evil man six feet under in Boot Hill.
he looked like he was about to choke. Instead of moving to follow Lupo’s order, he suddenly clasped both hands to his chest. With a strangled groan, he pitched forward across his desk. That was so unexpected Brattle turned to look, giving the vice-president the chance he had been waiting for. Reaching down, he jerked open a drawer in his desk, and plucked out a gun. He never had a chance. Brattle’s Colt boomed twice and sent a pair of slugs ripping into the young man’s chest. The bullets drove
difficult. Cleaning up might be, though. When they came back to the kitchen to report the house was indeed empty, Beatrice was standing in the center of the room with her hands on her hips and a determined expression on her face. “This place is going to take a lot of scrubbing, from the floors to the ceiling. All the bedding will have to be changed and washed, too. I’ll build a fire in the stove. Brattle, can you fetch water from the well?” “Yes, ma’am,” the segundo replied. He looked at The
voice was as quiet as hers had been. She gasped and pulled away from him, but at least she didn’t scream. It would have drawn Grey’s attention and explaining to the outlaw leader just what his mistress was doing in The Kid’s room might have proven awkward. For that matter, The Kid wondered, what was Beatrice doing there? “Waco? Is that you?” “Who else would it be?” The Kid asked dryly. “I was locked in here, remember?” “That wasn’t my idea. I’m not sure why Alexander and Brattle don’t trust
last for several weeks. For several days, everyone concerned themselves with putting the ranch house back in good shape and cleaning up around the place in general. The Kid did his share of the work without complaining, but he began to think he ought to speak up soon and ask Grey when they were going to pull their first job. He didn’t think Waco Keene was the sort of hombre to do such menial work without getting tired of it. He still didn’t have a gun, and Brattle or one of the other men
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