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Cards and Colts

(The Floating Outfit #28)

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All hell's broken loose in Mulrooney, and it's up to Dusty Fog to restore order. But it won't be easy--not with a pair of smooth-talking slicks out to swindle the town in a phoney diamond scam...a high-stakes card game with enough .44 caliber bad will to start a war...and a pair of shapely she-devils brawling in the mud right on Main Street! The only thing certain is that ...more
Paperback, 180 pages
Published May 1st 1988 by Charter Books (first published 1986)
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Jacquie
Dec 01, 2012 rated it liked it
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This book follows and overlaps with Decision for Dusty Fog and the last few pages directly set up the preceding book The Code of Dusty Fog. It is the final book in which the floating outfit act as law enforcement for the town of Mulrooney. It also contains a parallel Belle Starr story which is little more than an excuse for one of JT's most graphic girl fights. However, despite what the description says neither the diamond scam, the poker game, or the girl fight take place in Mulrooney. Instead ...more
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good story. good author. needs less cussing.
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John Thomas Edson is an English writer of Westerns.

He was born in 1928.He was obsessed with Westerns from an early age and often "rewrote" cowboy movies that he had seen at the cinema. One thing that always intrigued him was the minutiae—how did the baddie's gun jam? What were the mechanics of cheating at cards? How did Westerners really dress and speak?

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