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In 1848, Dooley Monahan, son of struggling Iowa pioneers, went off to to pick up a new milk cow. Young Dooley never came home. Now, nearly three decades later, Dooley Monahan has become an accidental legend, managing to plant a bullet in the chest of a dangerous outlaw. All Dooley really wants is to claim his reward at a bank in Phoenix and make his way north to a gold strike he read about in a newspaper. But fate has other plans. It starts with a family slaughtered by Apaches, a dog smarter than most humans Dooley knows, and a girl with a wounded soul. And the blood-hungry brothers of the outlaw Dooley killed will not give up their pursuit until they've avenged his death.  

The farther Dooley tries to head north, destiny pushes him west. His trail is populated by strange friends and dangerous enemies, strewn with bad luck and bad blood - and frequently interrupted by sudden storms of gunfire.

©2013 William W. Johnstone (P)2020 Tantor

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Excellent reading!

Loved this book! For sure! looking forward to reading the next book, to continue the trail with Duely, Blue, Swinney etc... Bless His heart, to wake up in a new world ever so often... ? I kinda kno
w the feeling. Please🙏 keep em coming! GOOD reading! I love the voice of the narater!💖🐎
PS... (?) I've read a LOT of these books, for free, with my membership, on my I phone, Why are they costing SOooo much on my tablet??? Sorry, maybe I'm backing up the wrong tree. Reckon I should call my Prime? 😊 Sorry. Keep up the Good writing!!! 🤗🐎😍💖🙋

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great story

quite different than what I'm used to for a western but I have to say I really enjoyed it. narration was superb.

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a great story.

jumped around more or less but it still kept me interested. I can't wait to hear the next book.

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Great book

Great book. Would definitely start this series here and add “Hang Him Twice” as book four to it instead of a stand alone title.

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good read.

loved it. love all his books hope to read all his books have a good day