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Behind the Iron

(Hank Fallon #2)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  93 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Second in the white-hot, violent new series!

Johnstone Country. The Good Die Young. The Bad Die Younger.
In this gripping thriller, America's greatest Western storytellers take you inside the dangerous world of an undercover agent--and the deadliest jail in America . . .


Hank Fallon knows what it's like to rot behind bars. To wallow in the filth of a rat-infe
Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages
Published October 30th 2018 by Pinnacle Books
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Bonnye Reed
GNab Behind the Iron is the second in a series of western historical novels by William W. Johnstone featuring Harry Fallon. This is one of those novels not yet completed at the death of William W. Johnstone, and was finished and prepared for publication by J. A. Johnstone. It is an excellent novel, with up to the minute changes in western technology to fit the timeframe of the story. I have been really enjoying these westerns, and am grateful to the family for adding to the legacy of W. W. He wi ...more
Oct 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
In William Johnstone's Behind the Iron (Penguin Random House 2018), Harry 'Hank' Fallon, former deputy US Marshall and paroled prisoner, has a difficult background that is complicated by a rich mix of law and disorder. He was released from prison early for saving the lives of several guards and ended up working for the American Detective Agency, a wannabe Pinkerton Detective Agency who would never live up to that sort of stellar reputation. He knows they're using him but it doesn't bother him mu ...more
Barbara Lee Wood

Hank Fallon, ex-Deputy United States Marshal who was just released from Joliet Prison where he was sentenced for trumped-up murder charges. He was framed, by whom I guess we'll find out in another assignment for Hank Fallon. For now he works for American Detective Agency, a competitor of the Pinkerton Detective Agency, whom Sean MacGregor, owner/President who seems to have Hank Fallon by the short hairs. Hank Fallon had spent ten years in Joliet, he's thirty three years ol
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If the author's name is Johnstone, you can count on a great Western...or a great prison(?) book? This is most definitely not your typical Western, even though it takes place in the 1800's Wild West era. The second book in the Hank Fallon series, faithful Johnstone readers find Hank being pardoned from prison only to turn around and go back in undercover to find the cash from several bank robberies. His means and methods are typical Johnstone....exciting and entertaining...and set him up for the ...more
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William Wallace Johnstone was a prolific American author, mostly of western, horror and survivalist novels.

Born and raised in southern Missouri, Johnstone was the youngest of four children. His father was a minister and his mother a school teacher. He quit school when he was fifteen and worked in a carnival and as a deputy sheriff. He later served in the Army and, upon returning to civilian life,

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