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Robert J. Conley
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Quitting Time

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For many years Oliver Colfax worked as a hired killer. But after he developed a friendship with one of his targets, Colfax lost heart in that line of work and quit. A few odd jobs keep body and soul together, but until Colfax decides what to do with the rest of his life, he s content sitting in his St. Louis hotel room and drinking fine whiskey. When a rancher from Colorad ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 192 pages
Published February 10th 1992 by Pocket Books (first published December 1st 1989)
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Nov 16, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: westerns
This short novel is a curious cross between a standard western and an Agatha Christie murder mystery. The central character, Oliver Colfax, is something of a range detective, with a license to kill, should he be so inclined. But he’s grown weary of the work that has been his livelihood and is looking to retire from being a gunman for hire. It is, as he says, “quitting time.”

Considering a job for a Colorado rancher who believes he is the victim of rustlers, Colfax travels to a small frontier town
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Robert J. Conley was a Cherokee author and enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation, a federally recognized tribe of American Indians. In 2007, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers' Circle of the Americas.
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