Floyd Hamby's bearded face was contorted with an old rage against anything that got in his way or caused him any trouble. And now he stood at the door of the restaurant accusing Cole Decker of stealing one of his horses.
“Ain't no call to talk that way, Floyd,” Sheriff Felix Peabody said. “He thought the horse belonged to a dead man who tried to kill him.”
“Why are you tryin' to protect him, Peabody?” Floyd Hamby asked suspiciously.
The small old sheriff looked surprised. “I ain't tryin' to protect him, Floyd. I'm tryin' to protect you.”
Floyd Hamby scowled. “What's that supposed to mean?”
“Christ, Floyd, he's already killed Crane and Tip Adams, and either one of them could shoot rings around you.”
Warning: Reading a Van Holt western may make you want to get on a horse and hunt some bad guys down in the Old West. Of course, the easiest and most enjoyable way to do it is vicariously – by reading another Van Holt western.
Van Holt writes westerns the way they were meant to be written.
The Return of the Six-Gunner
An unusual group of patriots actually witnessed and assisted the founding fathers to establish freedom in the United States of America.
Factually researched and brilliantly written with a dash of fantasy, Gnomes' History of the American Revolution: Book 1, Revolution Brewing is a treasure trove of lesser-known historical happenings from the point of view of a Band of Freedom fighters known as Gnomes.
As related by the author, these unchronicled reporters of those tumultuous times add a unique perspective to the political dynamic that surrounded the fledgling patriots when they were beginning to chafe against the imperious rule of King George.
Standing armies, blockades, sieges and taxes on almost everything fomented the anger that a freedom loving people who had recently fled Great Britain in order to get out from under tyranny.