The Coyote Tracker

The Coyote Tracker

by Larry D. Sweazy

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Overview

A Josiah Wolfe, Texas Ranger Novel

After a prostitute is murdered at the Easy Nickel saloon, Texas Ranger Josiah Wolfe finds his best friend, Scrap Elliot, in jail and wrongly accused. A strangely familiar horse and a mysterious code are the only clues Josiah has to prove his friend's innocence and save him from execution. Once a Yankee reporter gets involved, Josiah as led to Blanche Dumont's house of pleasures, where he learns of a thieving, jail-broken accountant with strange ties to both the Easy Nickel and the town's wealthiest banker.

With a new railroad line blazing into town, everyone-especially the arrogant young sheriff-is determined to clean up Austin. Faced with the ticking clock of Scrap's impending trial, Josiah Wolfe must find out who it was that went one step too far.

PRAISE FOR THE NOVELS OF LARRY D. SWEAZY

"Sweazy has the rare and enviable ability to convey a balance of gripping action and weighty themes in a conversational manner...He's a natural storyteller, born to the task."-Matthew P. Mayo, author of Haunted Old West

"Larry D. Sweazy could well be a new star in the world of Western fiction."-Western Fiction Review

Spur Award-Winning Author

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781628153828
Publisher: Speaking Volumes, LLC
Publication date: 02/27/2017
Series: A Josiah Wolfe, Texas Ranger Novel , #5
Pages: 310
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Larry D. Sweazy (pronounced: Swayzee) is the author of thirteen novels, Where I Can See You, See Also Deception, A Thousand Falling Crows, Escape from Hangtown, See Also Murder, Vengeance at Sundown, The Gila Wars, The Coyote Tracker, The Devil's Bones, The Cougar's Prey, The Badger's Revenge, The Scorpion Trail, and The Rattlesnake Season. He won the WWA (Western Writers of America) Spur award for Best Short Fiction in 2005 and for Best Paperback Original in 2013. He also won the 2011 and 2012 Will Rogers Medallion Award for Western Fiction for books the Josiah Wolfe series. He was nominated for a Derringer award in 2007 (for the short story "See Also Murder"), and was a finalist in the Best Books of Indiana literary competition in 2010. Larry was awarded the Best Books in Indiana in 2011 for The Scorpion Trail. And in 2013, Larry received the inaugural Elmer Kelton Fiction Book of the Year for The Coyote Tracker, presented by the AWA (Academy of Western Artists). Larry has published over seventy-five nonfiction articles and short stories, which have appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine; Boys' Life; Hardboiled; Amazon Shorts, and several other publications and anthologies. He lives in the Midwest with his wife, Rose.

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"Larry D. Sweazy writes a lively blend of mystery, action, and historical realism."—John D. Nesbitt

"Sweazy has the rare and enviable ability to convey a balance of gripping action and weighty themes in a conversational manner...He's a natural storyteller, born to the task."—Matthew P. Mayo, author of Haunted Old West

"Larry D. Sweazy could well be a new star in the world of western fiction."—Western Fiction Review

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