By William W. Johnstone
Years after Wild invoice Hickok made his mark on Deadwood, Scratch Morton and Bo Creel make theirs. Their task is guarding gold shipments from the mining camps - shipments that hold getting hijacked by way of a gang known as the Devils of Deadwood who carve pitchforks into their sufferers' our bodies. With Thanksgiving impending, Scratch simply desires to carve a turkey with a good-looking widow lady at his part. direction, while the U.S. military involves the rescue, all hell breaks free. The widow will get taken hostage, so do a number of infantrymen. Now, Scratch and Bo are going after lacking gold and a band of vicious killers within the middle of a wintry weather typhoon.
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Mister, you don’t have to get mixed up in this,” the woman said quickly. ” Bardwell shook his shaggy head. “Not any more, it ain’t. ” He took a step toward Scratch. ” Scratch said coolly. ” The big man lunged at Scratch with surprising speed. Those ham-like hands reached for the silver-haired Texan’s throat. Scratch was pretty fast, too. He jerked to the side and lowered a shoulder, causing Bardwell’s attempted grab to miss. He stepped closer to Bardwell. Scratch’s right fist whipped up and out in a wicked blow that sank solidly into his opponent’s midsection.
Yeah, for a day or two, anyway, I expect. ” “Hanson’s Livery,” Scratch said with a grin. “The penthouse suite,” Bo added. Chloride laughed. “Beddin’ down in the loft, eh? Well, I can’t say I never did the same. ” He went on in the Black Hills Bonanza office while the Texans headed along the street toward the office of the Golden Queen. ” Scratch asked. “It might not be as bad as he thinks,” Bo said. ” When they reached the small, one-story clapboard building with the simple legend GOLDEN QUEEN MINING COMPANY painted on its front window, Scratch frowned and said, “Don’t look too promisin’.
Through the long decades, they had been almost everywhere west of the Mississippi, had worked at a wide variety of mostly honest jobs, and had managed to stay out of jail except for every now and then when some lawman got overzealous. Despite the fact that they were now in late middle-age, the rugged lives they had led meant both Texans were still vigorous, active men. Bo, who favored a black Stetson, a long black frock coat, and a string tie, reminded some people of a traveling preacher with his solemn face and graying hair.
Deadwood Gulch (Sidewinders, No. 5) by William W. Johnstone