The Floating Outfit 35: Hell in the Palo Duro (A Floating Outfit Western)
Author: J.T. Edson
Format: Kindle Edition
Publisher: Piccadilly Publishing
Release Date: May 01, 2019
To be made welcome at the town called Hell in the Palo Duro, a man had to have a price on his head and be willing to share his loot with the mayor. If he did, he would be safe from the law. By arrangement with their chief, the Kweharehnuh Comanches protected Hell and kept away unwanted visitors.
Being determined to wipe out the outlaws’ stronghold, but wishing to avoid starting an Indian war, the Governor of Texas asked a friend for help. So Ole Devil Hardin’s floating outfit set off on another dangerous assignment. Not only did Dusty Fog, the Ysabel Kid and Waco have to get by the Kweharehnuh, they had to try to stay alive once they reached the town called Hell.
J.T. Edson was a former British Army dog-handler who wrote more than 130 Western novels, accounting for some 27 million sales in paperback. Edson’s works - produced on a word processor in an Edwardian semi at Melton Mowbray - contain clear, crisp action in the traditions of B-movies and Western television series. What they lack in psychological depth is made up for by at least twelve good fights per volume. Each portrays a vivid, idealized “West That Never Was”, at a pace that rarely slackens.