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The long high noon [text (large print)] / Loren D. Estleman.

By: Estleman, Loren D.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Thorndike Press large print Western series: Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015Copyright date: ©2015Edition: Large print edition.Description: 319 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781410481634 (hardcover); 1410481638 (hardcover).Subject(s): Cowboys -- Fiction | Vendetta -- Fiction | Gunfights -- Fiction | Revenge -- FictionGenre/Form: Large type books. | Western fiction. | Western stories.DDC classification: 813/.54 Summary: Locked in a deadly feud, cowboys Randy Locke and Frank Farmer have spent decades attempting to annihilate each other any time they are within shooting distance. So far, the men are even. One of Frank's bullets has given Randy a permanent limp. Vain Frank wears a prosthetic ear, his own lost to Randy's assault. If either of them remembers the original reason for the feud, it seems moot now. Their quest for revenge has led them on a merry chase through the Old West -- through soon-to-be ghost towns and major cities; cattle ranches and mountain cabins; brothels and fishing boats; jailhouses and movie sets. Even their marriages have fallen victim to the feud. The story of their long-term hatred well known throughout the country, Frank and Randy are approached (separately, of course) by Abraham Cripplehorn with a proposition. With the popular Buffalo Bill's Wild West show a raging success, why not publicize their next duel and sell tickets to the event? Winner take all, in more ways than one. Frank and Randy make a date for death but will they be able to wait for the show? And could it be that their decades-long thirst for revenge is the only thing they are living for?
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Locked in a deadly feud, cowboys Randy Locke and Frank Farmer have spent decades attempting to annihilate each other any time they are within shooting distance.

So far, the men are even. One of Frank's bullets has given Randy a permanent limp. Vain Frank wears a prosthetic ear, his own lost to Randy's assault. If either of them remembers the original reason for the feud, it seems moot now.

Their quest for revenge has led them on a merry chase through the Old West--through soon-to-be ghost towns and major cities; cattle ranches and mountain cabins; brothels and fishing boats; jailhouses and movie sets. Even their marriages have fallen victim to the feud.

The story of their long-term hatred well known throughout the country, Frank and Randy are approached (separately, of course) by Abraham Cripplehorn with a proposition. With the popular Buffalo Bill's Wild West show a raging success, why not publicize their next duel and sell tickets to the event? Winner take all, in more ways than one.

Frank and Randy make a date for death but will they be able to wait for the show? And could it be that their decades-long thirst for revenge is the only thing they are living for?

Loren D. Estleman's "The" "Long High Noon" takes the reader on a thrilling adventure, touring the Old West from the days of the trains and cattle to roads and film sets."

Locked in a deadly feud, cowboys Randy Locke and Frank Farmer have spent decades attempting to annihilate each other any time they are within shooting distance. So far, the men are even. One of Frank's bullets has given Randy a permanent limp. Vain Frank wears a prosthetic ear, his own lost to Randy's assault. If either of them remembers the original reason for the feud, it seems moot now. Their quest for revenge has led them on a merry chase through the Old West -- through soon-to-be ghost towns and major cities; cattle ranches and mountain cabins; brothels and fishing boats; jailhouses and movie sets. Even their marriages have fallen victim to the feud. The story of their long-term hatred well known throughout the country, Frank and Randy are approached (separately, of course) by Abraham Cripplehorn with a proposition. With the popular Buffalo Bill's Wild West show a raging success, why not publicize their next duel and sell tickets to the event? Winner take all, in more ways than one. Frank and Randy make a date for death but will they be able to wait for the show? And could it be that their decades-long thirst for revenge is the only thing they are living for?

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Randy Locke and Frank Farmer begin their feud in an El Paso saloon just after the Civil War and carry it into the next century. Randy is short and thick, while Frank is lean, but beyond that difference, they are just ignorant cowboys. They wound each other according to the obscure rules of their duel, ruining both of their marriages, and lives, as they chase about the West from Texas to Alaska to Hollywood. A sleazy entrepreneur, Abraham Cripplehorn, proposes charging admission, and taking bets, for a duel to the death of these famous fools. Every state, as well as Mexico and Cuba, objects to such blood sport, but at last the lawless Cherokee Strip beckons as a venue for Crip's Folly. The duelists put on a good show, but before it's over, Judge Isaac Parker has a thing or two to say. Estleman delivers his tall tale with dollops of western lore, elegant prose, and crisp, tongue-in-cheek dialogue, such as Abraham's remark to Randy, It never occurred to me you had a mother. --Mort, John Copyright 2015 Booklist