Blood Storm, 1st Edition

  • Series Name: Five Star First Edition Westerns Standing Order Plan
  • Bill Brooks
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  • ISBN-10: 1594149119
  • ISBN-13: 9781594149115
  • DDC: FIC
  • Shipping Weight: 1.30 lbs ( .59 kgs)
  • 344 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • © 2012 | Published



Business lately has been deadly for Ike Kelly. Recent unexpected gunplay has left his agency to a single operative. John Henrty Cole is that operative. Kelly has received a letter from former lover Lydia Winslow‚ who operates an escort service in the new mining camp of Deadwood in Dakota Territory. “Three young women have been murdered since they arrived in camp.”

It is obviously a dangerous assignment‚ and Cole is advised that he must take every precaution—as if he needed such advice. Deadwood was the scene of the recent murder of the legendary Wild Bill Hickok‚ and Calamity Jane Canary and Doc Holliday will be among the people Cole will have to regard as potential suspects. Constable Johnny Logan‚ a fractious‚ corrupt lawman‚ and King Fisher‚ a bounty hunter and old enemy of Cole’s‚ will be among those who will not welcome his arrival in Deadwood.

Cole is a lonely man in a lonely profession‚ and finding a murderer in the wild mining camp could be less of a challenge than simply staying alive.

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“Brooks adds another action-packed saddle yarn to his more than 20 westerns and historicals. Loaded with hot lead and gun smoke‚ this western also has humor‚ suspense‚ twists‚ and a puzzling mystery for John Henry to pursue as he’s shot up by robbers‚ bounty hunters‚ a vengeful Mexican family‚ and a cold-blooded killer. Well-crafted side plots add depth to the story and to the protagonist particularly as he steadies a consumptive and deadly Doc Holliday and shares a cell with a drunken‚ foul-mouthed Calamity Jane.”—Publishers Weekly

— Publishers Weekly

“This is a good western‚ solidly written . . . the tale will satisfy fans of traditional westerns.”—David Pitt‚ Booklist

— Booklist