Frontier Justice, 1st Edition

  • Series Name: Five Star First Edition Westerns Standing Order Plan
  • Bill Brooks
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  • ISBN-10: 1432826077
  • ISBN-13: 9781432826079
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.15 lbs ( .52 kgs)
  • 322 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • © 2013 | Published



John Henry Cole is an operative of Ike Kelly’s Detective Agency‚ based out of Cheyenne‚ Wyoming Territory.

Returning to Cheyenne from what had been a deadly assignment in Deadwood‚ Dakota Territory‚ Cole has decided that he has no alternative but to resign from the agency and pursue a different line of work. However‚ in Cheyenne‚ Cole learns that Ike Kelly has been murdered and his body burned in a fire that destroyed both the agency office and the shop next door.

No one seems to have any idea who might have murdered Kelly‚ and Leo Foxx‚ the town marshal‚ is so disinterested in the crime that he has yet to start an investigation‚ so Cole must begin his own.

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“This is Brooks’ second John Henry Cole story, following Blood Storm. Cole is a Wyoming detective who in this go-round hits the trail of revenge after his partner, Ike Kelly, is found dead, apparently the victim of a gigantic, vengeful black man named Leviticus Book. Leavening the action is Brooks’ sly humor—for instance, when a near-penniless Cole shops for an ornery, speckled, $30 horse; or when, by the campfire, Cole and Harper discuss Don Quixote. Another fine effort from the author of the wonderful Billy the Kid tale The Stone Garden.”-Booklist STARRED Review, December 15, 2012

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