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Apostate is a gritty, Tarantino-esque first person account of a ranch owner hunting down the man who kidnapped his wife. There are no good people or moral lessons to be found here, only anger, blood, and dirt.
Kindle Edition, 26 pages
Published May 12th 2017
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Leo McBride
Jan 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Just a short story this one, but boy does Brian Q Webb pack in the atmosphere of a film noir version of the old West. The lead character is on the trail of a Pinkerton detective, who is himself on the trail of the main character's wife, snatched away by a shady ranch-hand. That trail passes through a world of Mormon missionaries, bribeable barkeeps and saloon prostitutes.
The atmosphere of the story is great, hinting at gothic horror in the mix, and coating every silver lining with the grime of g
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Brian Q. Webb is a struggling science fiction wordsmith. He was born and raised in the greater Los Angeles area but has made his home for the last two decades in Taipei, Taiwan. His stories are heavily influenced by his favorite author, H.P. Lovecraft, his favorite T.V. series, the Twilight Zone, and local Taiwanese culture.

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