Narrator Fred Berman’s parched growl fits Len Levinson’s latest installment of his Pecos Kid series, Outlaw Hell, like a colt in its holster.
Duane Braddock, the Pecos Kid, is in hiding, accused of a murder he didn’t commit. After a month in hiding, the Apache-trained gunslinger returns to the town of Escondido, where he is hired to maintain the peace. He soon finds himself face to face with a killer gunning for Braddock.
Berman capably takes on Levinson’s cast of wily heroes and bandits with a range of voices and the right amount of urgency for this hardboiled western.
He killed before he could shoot, kissed before he could love, won before he could lose. He was too green to live, too lucky to die. He was a natural, born to be a legend.
Everyone tells Duane Braddock to stay out of Escondido. But a month alone in the desert, even with his keen Apache-trained survival skills, is a month too long. He’s just partial to trouble - and when he’s hired to bring order to the outlaw town, there’s plenty for the taking.
Before the day is out, four bullies are dead and the cold-blooded killer responsible is just warming up for his real target - Braddock. Duane knows that the truth about his family and his past is at stake, sending him on a vengeance ride that will end in a hail of lightning quick lead.
©1993 Len Levinson (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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