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Hell's Half Acre

THE GREATEST WESTERN WRITERS OF THE 21ST CENTURY Bestselling Western novelists William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone have created a new hero of the Texas frontier: Jess Casey, cowboy, lawman, gunfighter. "STAY THE HELL OUT OF FORT WORTH." Those were the last words uttered by a dying man who was the boomtown's most recent sheriff. Rail-thin and half starved, desperate cowpuncher Jess Casey ignores the travel advice. Instead, Jess not only enters Fort Worth, he becomes the new sheriff, inheriting the body-riddled little slice of heaven called Hell's Half Acre, the wide-open, deadliest piece of real estate on the American frontier. Hell's Half Acre is home to Kurt Koenig and his gang-run empire of booze, prostitution, and wholesale slaughter. For Koenig, the only good lawman is a dead one, and he puts a pretty price on Jess Casey's head. For Jess Casey, that means war. Against him are the frontier's fastest draw and a host of murderous triggers. On his side are decades of rock-hard Texas living, a couple of ne'er-do-well deputies, and the good sense to do all his talking behind the barrel of a fast-blazing gun... Also Available in Audiobook
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William W. Johnstone is the USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of over 300 books, including PREACHER, THE LAST MOUNTAIN MAN, LUKE JENSEN BOUNTY HUNTER, FLINTLOCK, SAVAGE TEXAS, MATT JENSEN, THE LAST MOUNTAIN MAN; THE FAMILY JENSEN, SIDEWINDERS, and SHAWN O'BRIEN TOWN TAMER. His thrillers include Phoenix Rising, Home Invasion, The Blood of Patriots, The Bleeding Edge, and Suicide Mission. Visit his website at or by email at a Being the all-around assistant, typist, researcher,aand fact checker to one of the most popular westernaauthorsaof all time, J.A. Johnstone learned fromathe master, Uncle William W. Johnstone. a a He began tutoring J.A. at an early age. After-school hours were often spent retyping manuscripts oraresearching his massive American Western history library as well as the more modern wars and conflicts.aJ.A. worked hard-and learned. a oEvery day with Billawas an adventure story in itself. Bill taught meaallahe couldaabout the art of storytelling. 'Keep the historical facts accurate,'ahe would say. 'Remember the readers, and as your grandfather once told me, I am telling you now- be the best J.A. Johnstone you can be.'o

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