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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fosston Public Library W DAV (Text) 33500013376215 New Available -
Hawley Public Library W DAV (Text) 33500013376223 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781432869724
  • ISBN: 1432869728
  • Physical Description: 281 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Five Star, [2021]

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Summary, etc.:
"Frank Whittaker is just an unemployed trail hand trying to recover from a night of celebration when he witnesses a bank robbery and is deputized into a posse to track the outlaws. Frank is reluctant and resentful until he finds a way to make money at it by signing on as a guide for a U.S. marshal in pursuit of the same bank robbers, Dandy Jim Beudreaux and his gang. Marshal Dayton Howard and his manhunters leave a bloody trail in their pursuit of Dandy Jim through Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado, a trail that forces Frank to confront his own morality. But capturing Dandy Jim is only part of the puzzle Frank will have to solve before justice can be done."-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 February #2
    The first few chapters of Deputized set the stage for a light, humorous cowboy novel: Frank "Snake" Whittaker is conscripted into a sheriff's posse in post–Civil War New Mexico, after it's determined he's the sole person capable of identifying a bank robber. When the posse disbands, and Snake joins a U.S. marshal and his men, the tone of the novel shifts dramatically. Though the plot is simple (capture the bank robber and bring him to justice), it's Davis' characters who provide complexity. The marshal and one of his deputies, George Brimson, repeatedly demonstrate cruelty in lieu of professionalism; this causes Snake to doubt the mission. Other deputies show kindness (or, at minimum, specialized skills) and impress Snake, only to meet unfortunate ends. Once the bank robber is apprehended, Snake is seemingly seduced by his fanciful stories. Ultimately, Snake realizes he can rely only on himself and his own sense of right and wrong. As he comes to trust his interpretation of the truth, Snake gallantly saves the city of Santa Fe in a gunslingers' shootout and brings evil to justice. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Brigands and robbers > Fiction.
Witnesses > Fiction.
Western stories.
Genre: Western stories.
Western fiction.

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