By Ed Gorman
The first e-book within the new Noah Ford Western sequence by means of Spur Award winner Ed Gorman. a mix of the vintage tv sequence The Wild, Wild West and the united states exhibit Peacemakers.
Noah Ford made a significant mistake within the eyes of his kin whilst he joined the Union forces—and his insurgent brother David took it the worst of all. And to make concerns worse, now that the struggle used to be over, Noah had taken up as a federal agent, operating for the very govt that his southern relations fought enamel and nail.
Now a strong new weapon, a souped-up Gatling gun—a prototype being constructed through the U.S. Army—is lacking, and all indicators element to David Ford, a infamous black industry guns broker. or even with the undesirable blood among them, the very last thing Noah wishes is for his brother to be killed by means of federal brokers, so he volunteers to trace him down and go back the weapon to its rightful proprietor, and permit his brother reside to die one other day.
But whilst Noah makes an attempt to ambush his brother and reclaim the gun, issues fast spiral uncontrolled. Bullets fly and now his companions AND his brother turn out lifeless, and Noah narrowly escapes with a near-fatal gunshot wound. It seems the gun ability extra to another person than it did even to his brother, and whilst new our bodies occur round each nook, Noah needs to imagine quick and act even speedier if he desires to come again from this project alive.
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The corncob pipe was the nicest touch. No expensive briar for him. No, sir. Just a plain, ordinary, fivecent pipe, as befitted the good old trustworthy gramps that everybody knew and loved. Cavalry Man: The Killing Machine 23 After he shook a few hands, the blue, blue eyes narrowed and lost a bit of their friendliness. He was hunting somebody. He was hunting me. He fixed me with a gaze that would’ve made God tremble in his boots, and then he blessed the crowd with another sort of pope-like general wave (hell, he might have been absolving them of all their sins, the piss-elegant way he did it) and then he ambled over in my direction, pausing here and there for a few words with the men who worked hard at giving the impression that they were important, and probably were by town standards.
Tornado came and a tree crushed him. I still can cry about it. Sometimes I won’t even be aware I’m thinkin’ of him. I just start cryin’. It’s a terrible thing to say, but I don’t even do that for my poor wife, God rest her soul. ” If he was using a dead little brother—if he even had a dead little brother—to convince me that we shared the same kind of loss and therefore that made us kin of a kind—well, it worked. ” This time he took coffee instead of the pipe. “I’d appreciate it if you’d tell me as much as you’re up to.
I didn’t notice it at first, the fact that there’d been no response whatsoever. I was too busy with my knife. But Tib brought my attention to it by yelling loud and clear: “Yipee! C’mon around and walk in the front door like a white man, Noah! ” I wasn’t sure how I felt about that. Nobody’s home Cavalry Man: The Killing Machine 43 meant that I wouldn’t have to confront my brother. But nobody’s home meant that the experimental gun—the only one like it—was on the open market; David was gone. Once again the gun was open to bids from foreign governments that meant us harm.
Cavalry Man: The Killing Machine by Ed Gorman
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