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Former bank robber Frank Palmer has been hiding from the law for years, creating a new life. The aging town sheriff has recognized Palmer but has promised to stay silent if the outlaw agrees to put his gun at the service of the law. It's a difficult challenge, raising his adopted son, building a ranch, while secretly hunting down the most lethal bandits upon request.

Although he wishes the world would forget his former gang, Palmer's old life has come back to haunt him. For some reason, a new gang is imitating the techniques of the old Colter Gang, reviving interest in his whereabouts.

A terse letter arrives for him, written on the back of his wanted poster, vowing to expose Palmer's identity unless he travels to Sacramento and offers his skills to the anonymous blackmailer.

With no other choice, Palmer meets his extortionist and discovers a plot more monstrous than any he has faced. A scheme dependent on his untimely death to succeed.

This is a continuation of the Frank Palmer Stories. It is a complete story and you do not have to hear the other books in the series to follow the non-stop action in Outlaw with a Badge. Although there are continuing plot elements, each story comes to a satisfying conclusion

Other books in the series include Redemption and The Hunt for Frank Palmer.

©2016 Stephen Wilson (P)2016 Stephen Wilson

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The Frank Palmer Westerns are Great Listens

The Frank Palmer stories are some of my favorites. The characters are great and each adventure is like taking a trip back into the old west. This, as well as the others are stand alones but I would recommend listening to them all. Stephen Wilson has a wonderful western style like no other.

J.Scott Bennett's narration makes this a fantastic listen. He has the best voice inflections and tone for this tale. He's a versatile voice actor and one of my favorites.

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com.

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nice conclusion

Or is it? There's a few loose ends at the end of this story, so hopefully there will be more of Frank Palmer. The third book was just as easy to listen to as the first two. Narration was clean; story was good.

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Outlaw Turned Good Guy in Old West

What did you love best about Outlaw with a Badge?

This is book 3 in the Frank Palmer Series. I have enjoyed all three books and I am looking forward to more books in the future. Frank is a hard-working father who changed his life for the sake of his son. He was hooked up with a band of outlaws as a teenager but decided to go straight after he found an Indian baby in the midst of a massacre. He instantly fell in love with the baby and decided to change his life for the better.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Outlaw with a Badge?

Frank assumed a new name of Mark Cross. Even though he started a new life he still had to be careful so that no one figured out who he really was. The aging sheriff in the town did figure it out though and made a deal with him. If "Mark" would help the sheriff with the more difficult tasks that came up then the he would keep his secret. Mark worked undercover and helped keep the town safe while all of the credit went to the sheriff. They made a good team and became dearest friends.

Have you listened to any of J. Scott Bennett’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have said in my previous reviews how much I enjoy listening to J.Scott Bennett. He has a perfect voice for cowboy books and I am so impressed with the many male and female characters he portrays !!

If you could rename Outlaw with a Badge, what would you call it?

I would not want to change the name of this book because the title adds a mysterious twist to this book.

Any additional comments?

Scott gave me these books in exchange for an honest review. I sure hope that the author Stephen Wilson writes more books in this series so I can find out what the future holds for Frank Palmer, aka Mark Cross !!

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Outlaw with a Badge

Outlaw with a Badge: The Frank Palmer Western Stories. Book 3
: Stephen Wilson


This is book three in the series. Frank Palmer AKA Mark Cross is back trying to juggle his past life with the present. This book has action, adventure, a hint of romance and a touch of humor. The series keep getting better and hopefully there will be more.


The narration was well done.The characters were well portrayed. J. Scott Bennett voices this series making it very enjoyable to listen to.



"I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator."

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Hide in Plain Sight

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, it is a light fare Western with a slightly different twist to its premise. Good action, good conversation style to get the story to progress smoothly.

What did you like best about this story?

It had all the components: a man with a past, a woman who could be there for him IF they both could let it be. Temptation, bad guys who want to expose his secret. A bank robbery, trusty horses, barroom floozies, drunken cowbows, a blacksmith. Everything short of a guy with a limp yelling "Mister Dillon! Mister Dillon!" Lol

Which scene was your favorite?

The bank robbery action.

Who was the most memorable character of Outlaw with a Badge and why?

Frank Palmer. You want him to get the girl, go straight, earn a pardon.

Any additional comments?

This is just a good Western! J. Scott Bennett does an admirable job with conveying the author's characters and building the action.

Thanks for the opportunity to review "Outlaw With a Badge".

This review copy audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost. I am happy to give my honest review of it

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Such a great series - highly entertaining

I am loving this series. This is the third Frank Palmer book I've read, and I'm really hoping for more. This book has mystery, action, and even comedy (when he walks into a law office and tells the officers that he is NOT the notorious bandit, just as a preventative measure). This is all set in a Western setting, and the storyline and characters kept me engaged to the end. I listened to the Audible audio version of this book, and J. Scott Bennett does such a great job narrating. I can picture everything he says in my mind, and he just adds so much to the story. If you like Westerns, I highly recommend this book.

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