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Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Old Guns

Just sold my fifth Black Horse Western to Robert Hale, Old Guns. A tale with a difference, as it moves from 1892 to 1859 to 1866 as the past catches up with a number of ageing ex-lawmen...

July, 1892.
Sam Ransom’s looking forward to his 62nd birthday with his wife and two children. Then he gets a telegram from the Bethesda Falls sheriff. His old partner Abner was mortally wounded, but before he died Abner left a note – the Meak twins were out to get Ransom and the others ‘because of what happened at Bur Oak Springs’. Their families weren’t safe, either. Ransom sets out to warn his old friends, Jubal, Rory and Derby. But he’s too late to prevent another brutal death.

Bur Oak Springs happened over two decades ago. The place was a ghost town even then. The Meak twins seem set on a crusade of vengeance, but why?

Ransom’s family is put in jeopardy and the ultimatum is clear. He and his friends must return to the ghost town again, to confront the Meak brothers and their gang. There’s a sense of déjà vu about this; yet, there are fresh revelations too.

It’s a showdown. The young guns against the old guns.

8 comments:

PAUL BISHOP said...

Congratulations! This sounds great! Will there be an e-book version?

David Cranmer said...

Congrats, Nik. I'm looking forward to reading OLD GUNS.

Paul D. Brazill said...

Congratulations!

Chap O'Keefe said...

Good to see those good BHWs will keep on coming!

I.J. Parnham said...

Congratulations.

I note your new one is now up on amazon and they've oblingly decided to give you a new pen name of Morton Ross!

Nik said...

Thanks, Paul. Not for 3 years, I guess. I suspect I may get into action about getting my first western into e-book format, maybe with Solstice. Memo to Nik: find that elusive time, will you?
Thanks, David and Paul D. And it's much appreciated from the multi-volume BHW writers Ian and Keith.

Joanne Walpole said...

Congrats! :-)

Nik said...

Ian - as if I didn't have enough pennames already...!

Thanks, Jo.