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Ralph Compton Shotgun Charlie

Authors: Mayo, Matthew P. & Compton, Ralph
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC014000, FIC002000, FIC033000
ISBN: 9780698180796, Related ISBNs: 0451472381, 0698180798, 9780451472380, 9780698180796
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 304,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: The only thing a man can trust is his gun in this gripping Ralph Compton western....
 
Big for his age, young and impressionable drifter Charlie Chilton is taken in by the gruff leader of a gang of small-time crooks. While Grady Haskell sees something of himself in kindly, wayward Charlie, the ruffian pushes all feelings aside for a potentially big score.
 
When Haskell’s bold daylight bank job in prosperous Bakersfield turns bloody, Charlie attempts to thwart the heist—and ends up the only gang member caught alive. Sentenced to swing, Charlie makes a daring escape, determined to track down Haskell and prove his innocence.
 
But with a mysterious marshal and a party of angry townsmen hot on his heels, Charlie must track the killer thieves through a vicious winter storm in the High Sierras—before the seething posse gets the chance to hang him high.

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