By Jon Sharpe
Online game of demise
Fargo is guiding a high-falutin' excursion around the Dakota Badlands once they stumble upon a Cheyenne buffalo hunt. And that's a problem--because Hunt legislation states that any white males who intrude are doomed to the slaughter. Now, with a bunch of stuffy tinhorns lower than his care and a battle get together of warriors on his tail, the Trailsman has choices--kill or be killed.
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Video game of demise
Fargo is guiding a high-falutin' day trip around the Dakota Badlands once they stumble upon a Cheyenne buffalo hunt. And that's a problem--because Hunt legislation states that any white males who intervene are doomed to the slaughter. Now, with a gaggle of stuffy tinhorns below his care and a struggle occasion of warriors on his tail, the Trailsman has choices--kill or be killed.
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Tried to get sent to T S I where they learn ye a trade but you had to be tardy to get in down there and they said I wasnt tardy. I was eighteen when I come out of Jordonia and that was in nineteen and sixteen. I wisht I could understand them boys of mine. They have costed me. I spent eighteen thousand dollars gettin them boys out. Their grandaddy was never in the least trouble that you could think of and he lived to be eighty-seven year old. Now he’d take a drink. Which I do myself. But he was never in no trouble with the law.
Illshapen or black or deranged, fugitive of all order, strangers in everyland. The night is quiet. Like a camp before battle. The city beset by a thing unknown and will it come from forest or sea? The murengers have walled the pale, the gates are shut, but lo the thing’s inside and can you guess his shape? Where he’s kept or what’s the counter of his face? Is he a weaver, bloody shuttle shot through a timewarp, a carder of souls from the world’s nap? Or a hunter with hounds or do bone horses draw his deadcart through the streets and does he call his trade to each?
How long have you been down here? Suttree studied with a cold face the tolerant amusement his uncle affected. Since I got out, he said. Well, we hadnt heard anything. How long has it been? Who’s we? I hadnt heard. I mean I didnt know for sure if you were even out or not. I got out in January. Good, good. What, do you rent this or what? I bought it. Well good. He was looking about. Not bad. Stove and all. How have you been John? Oh, I cant complain. You know. Suttree watched him. He looked made up for an older part, hair streaked with chalk, his face a clay mask cracked in a footman’s smile.
Badlands Bloodsport (The Trailsman, Book 369) by Jon Sharpe