Cold Deck, Hot Lead by J. T. Edson

By J. T. Edson

In this video game, the successful hand is the one who holds the gun!

A cardsharp with a moral sense, Frank Derringer involves the crooked city of Tribune, Kansas, seeking to even a rating or . yet after dishonest the cheaters who robbed an excellent buddy blind in a hard and fast video game, Frank's break out does not pass precisely as deliberate -- in particular after he hooks up with a sharp-shooting girl named Martha Jane Canary, higher referred to as ''Calamity.'' precise to her moniker, Calamity Jane's quickly top Frank right into a hail of gunfire that is surrounding a useless man's demise phrases and a fortune in stolen gemstones. Now, stripped of the only aspect they have either continually had -- the good thing about operating on my own -- Frank and Jane are driving hell for leather-based right into a lethal free-for-all and a killer's creative seize. and it will take a pointy eye, a brief gun, and a powerful dose of gambler's success to maintain them alive lengthy adequate to rake within the pot.

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A faint grin came to Derringer’s face as he thought that the gang would have a long wait. Then he walked off into the darkness. 38 J. T. Edson Not knowing his way around Tribune, Derringer turned alongside the saloon and on to the street. Then he headed toward the Golden Spike, where he had met Ferrely and from where he could find the Talbot Hotel. Once clear of the small saloon Derringer expected no trouble. If the gang had not accepted his story, one of them would have accompanied him to the back-house.

Come on, Bud. ” Interest in upholding the Keebles family’s honor Cold Deck, Hot Lead 27 did not prompt Nabbes to make the suggestion. As Derringer hoped, the little man felt uncertain as to how the extra card reached Bud’s hand. So Nabbes wanted the affair smoothed over to give them a chance to recoup their losses and show a profit without recourse to violence. Slowly, reluctantly, Bud sank into his chair. “Go on, take it,” he said sullenly. ” “Thanks,” Derringer answered, drawing the money toward him and stacking it into a thick pile.

For a moment he hesitated, then decided that even if there should be somebody in occupation the person would be unlikely to come to harm. Unless he misjudged his man, Nabbes would hesitate to create a great disturbance and, as far as possible, avoid gun-play. So, even if the gang succeeded in locating him and fell for the trick, Derringer doubted if they would enter the room with roaring Colts. Any other way they would discover their mistake in time. Then, most probably, their only thought would be to leave the hotel as soon as possible.

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