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West of the Law
William MacLeod Raine
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West of the Law

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Leadville was the wildest boomtown in the West and Quint Vining and his brothers meant to keep it that way. Ruthless, untouchable, they murdered as they pleased, and bought their own acquittal. But they couldn't buy gambler Cape Wallace. A steel-nerved loner, he challenged the Vinings to war. It was the gamble of his life, and the odds said Cape was playing his last hand.
Hardcover, Large Print, 345 pages
Published December 1st 2010 by Thorndike Press (first published 1951)
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Aug 26, 2013 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Only if your desperate for a 'western'.
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Very different style from my experience and I didn't care for it. Characters are fine, but the story line is really lacking. Author admits he doesn't do plot well, he's right. I figured I couldn't give it one star if I elected to finish the book. I think I just finished to see if it would improve. My first (and last) with this author, thank you!
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something different i thought id give it a go.. ill see if i get into it
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William MacLeod Raine (June 22, 1871 - July 25, 1954), was a British-born American novelist who wrote fictional adventure stories about the American Old West.

William MacLeod Raine was born in London, the son of William and Jessie Raine. After his mother died, his family migrated from England to Arkansas when Macleod was ten years old, eventually settling on a cattle ranch near the Texas-Arkansas b