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Wolf Moon

4.04 of 5 stars 4.04  ·  rating details  ·  25 ratings  ·  4 reviews
An acclaimed author of Westerns now pulls off his most exciting adventure--of one man's vow of vengeance against another man . . . and an animal. It wasn't just the memories of his murdered brothers or his ten years in jail that reminded Chase how much he hated Reeves. It was the scars from the night Reeves' killer wolf was set on him. . . .
Mass Market Paperback, 163 pages
Published April 24th 1993 by Fawcett (first published 1993)
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Lee Goldberg
I devoured the book in one sitting. I really enjoyed it. The book came out a few years ago and it's unlike any western I've read before. Think of it as western noir, with an emphasis on noir, though you wouldn't know that from the standard "western" cover and "frontier" font. Sure, it takes place in the west and has all the expected genre trappings...but it's the kind of tale Charles Williams, Harry Whittington, Dan J. Marlowe, Wade Miller, Vin Packer and Charles Willeford like to tell. Dark and ...more
Chase had spent a decade in prison for bank robbery. His two older brothers had made a deal with one of the bank owners and he went along. The owner had double-crossed them, shooting one and having his "pet" wolf kill the other, ripping Chase's face to shreds.

Chase came out of prison wanting revenge. When he returns to his old girl friend, he learns he has a daughter. They marry and he settles in as a policeman in a new town, content for the first time.

Then the old enemy turns up using a new nam
Gorman is quite possibly my second favorite western writer after L'Amour. I like his books very much. Gritty and realistic, and with a lot of action and great characters.
Mary Cannon
I used to say that I didn't like Westerns - would never read one. Then I got introduced to Ed's Westerns. I've changed my tune.
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Edward Joseph Gorman was born on November 2, 1941 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He spent 20 years in the advertising industry before leaving to write full-time in 1984. Since then, he has been incredibly prolific, averaging 2-3 novels a year in addition to many short stories, editing anthologies, and founding and editing Mystery Scene, the new magazine of the mystery field. He has written in many genres, ...more
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