Cavalry Man: Powder Keg by Ed Gorman

By Ed Gorman

a brand new ''Robin Hood'' is driving the range—a hero financial institution robber who is delivering the spoils to terrible farmers and needy townsfolk. however the bandit's utilizing strong explosives in his endeavors—and army investigator Noah Ford has to place a cease to the altruistic outlaw's harmful methods.

yet Ford's no longer investigating on my own. different federal brokers were assigned to paintings with him—shady executive males with their ft planted firmly at the unsuitable facet of the legislation. all of sudden a risky state of affairs within the city of Willow Bend is at risk of catching fire—with Ford trapped in the midst of the blaze, torn among what is lawful and what is correct.

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Somebody said something to one of them in a saloon here the other night and Pepper broke his nose and knocked out three of his teeth. ” “They’re tough boys. But I want to keep them away from Tom Daly. ” He leaned back in his office chair. It needed some grease. “Nothing big. Nothing even worth running him in for. ” “As of yesterday, he was staying with a woman named Emma Landers. She’s a widow lady who runs a boardinghouse for railroad men. ” He smiled. “I’m a chicken. Scares me to run a federal man in, even if he is a drunk.

He extended a gloved hand and we shook. “I have to get back to work. It’s nice to meet you, Mr. ” And then he winked at me, making sure his wife saw it. ” His smile back in place, he walked on down the street. I wasn’t quite sure what to say. “Maybe I’d better get home,” she said. Easy to see that she was embarrassed by how he’d treated her. Her eyes gleamed with tears. He’d just beaten her up pretty badly. He was smart enough to use words in- 50 Ed Gorman stead of fists. Looks bad when the wife of the bank president is all black and blue.

He must have looked just like a bear cub when he was born because right then he appeared to be the size and power of a full-grown grizzly. I hadn’t counted on him but he hadn’t counted on me, either. One thing I rarely did was just stand there when somebody was about to attack me. Somehow, that didn’t seem like a very sensible thing to do. But I did have to stand there long enough to put the point of my Texas boot straight into his groin. He went into heavy dramatics. Falling face down, clutching his crotch, the noises of frustrated rage muffled somewhat by the fact that his mouth was about an inch from the floor.

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