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The Witness

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From Spur Award-winner Richard S. Wheeler comes a rich and realistic novel of the Old West...Truman Jackson and his family are a pillar of the frontier town of Cottonwood, Utah. But no one knows much about the Jacksons. No one is able to find out where they came from, or what they did.

Because Truman Jackson and his wife Gracie have been hiding their outlaw roots -- and the
Published July 1st 2000 by Signet
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Mary JL
Jul 25, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of historical fiction
Shelves: fiction-classics
Amos Burch owns the bank, several business and ranches, and is the most admired man in Paradise, Colorado.

So his young, naive teller Daniel Knott is stunned when he blunders into an office he though was empty and find Amos "caught in the act" with a woman definitely not his wife. Daniel flees the bank.

The next day, expecting reprisal, he is advised by Amos that he is being promoted to bank manager with a fat raise. Hesitating, he is told "Take the position or leave my employ. I don't like indici
Benjamin Thomas
Sep 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: western
This one is billed as a western but you won't find any shootouts, square-jawed rugged gunfighters, lost gold mines, etc. Rather, this is a character-driven novel about one man's honor and what it takes to stand up to enormous pressure from powerful men. It takes place in the town of Paradise, Colorado in the 19th century, but really, it could take place anywhere, and during almost any time period in history. It's a quick read, and the author does a good job of getting you to read "just a few pag ...more
Dec 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This synopsis belongs to "Restitution." I want to write a review of this great book later.
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Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name. See this thread for more information.

There are other authors with this name. One writes Marine Corps history. Another, Civil War history. Another writes in the political sciences.

Richard S. (Shaw) Wheeler was born in Milwaukee in 1935 and grew up in nearby Wauwatosa.
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