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Gunman's Song (Gunfighter's Reputation #1)

4.0 of 5 stars 4.00  ·  rating details  ·  37 ratings  ·  5 reviews

Lawrence Shaw once got a boost out of being the quickest gun alive. Now he’s partial to telling gunfighter stories rather than living them. But that doesn’t stop every ornery shootist with an itchy trigger finger from trying to pull iron on Fast Larry Shaw…or a group of gamblers from wagering five grand on who will kill him…or a gang of cutthroat
Paperback, 304 pages
Published January 6th 2004 by Signet (first published January 1st 2004)
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Lawrence Shaw, Fast Larry Shaw, was known as the quickest gun alive. He was in Arizona and headed for home when he found out that his wife had been killed by a man named Barton Talbert and his gang of saddle tramps. The gang had stopped by Shaw's house in Texas and he wasn't home. His wife treated them as hostile when they came by and they got in a fight and she was killed. They had come by to see Shaw and not to kill his wife.
When Shaw came home he found out that Rosa and all of her family exce
Jeff Dickison
Not a very good western. Unnecessarily violent, single minded in its worship of gunfighters and really not very interesting. Not recommended.
HornFan2 (Mich)
Anything by Ralph Cotton's really good, he's the author of the famed Ranger Sam Burrack series. This is the first book in the Lawrence Shaw and Cray Dawson series, apply called Gunman's reputation. Shaw who is the fastest gun in the West, known as Fast Larry avenges his wife Rosa death by a gang and by the end of the book, his friend and lover of Rosa ends up gaining the reputation of being a shootist. Cotton's anything he writes is really good, quite the wordsmith and puts the reader in the pag ...more
I really enjoyed this story. I checked out am audio CD version from the local library and was completely entertained on my commute to and from work. A great western story in which Mr. Cotton had me smelling the gunpower and tasting the dust and sand from the trail while I listened to hear what his characters would do next.
Will Welton
There were some cliff hangers however it just mad the book more interesting. I have been buying the whole collection of his as money becomes available.
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Other Books in the Series

Gunfighter's Reputation (1 - 10 of 11 books)
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  • Between Hell and Texas
  • The Law in Somos Santos
  • Fast Guns Out Of Texas
  • Ride to Hell's Gate
  • Gunmen of the Desert Sands
  • Crossing Fire River
  • Escape From Fire River
  • Gun Country
  • City of Bad Men
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