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Men of violence : a John Henry Cole story [text (large print)] / Bill Brooks.

By: Brooks, Bill, 1943- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2018Edition: Center Point Large Print edition.Description: 318 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781683246589; 1683246586; 9781683246626; 1683246624.Subject(s): Private investigators -- Fiction | Large type booksGenre/Form: Western fiction.DDC classification: 813/.54 Summary: "When John Henry Cole and his agents set out to capture Sam Starr and his outlaw gang, an informer sends them into an ambush, leaving only Cole and Charley Hood alive, but badly wounded. Soon the Starr gang is making plans to finish off the two survivors"-- Provided by publisher.
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John Henry Cole and his posse of bounty hunters get the tables turned on them when seemingly cornered fugitives are actually setting up an ambush.

"When John Henry Cole and his agents set out to capture Sam Starr and his outlaw gang, an informer sends them into an ambush, leaving only Cole and Charley Hood alive, but badly wounded. Soon the Starr gang is making plans to finish off the two survivors"-- Provided by publisher.

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Booklist Review

Like so many top-notch westerns, this one begins with a terrific set piece involving a bloody gun battle. John Henry Cole, Brooks' good-hearted sometime lawman, who learned to do gun work in the army, has set up a detective agency in the most lawless part of the Old West, No Man's Land. He and his best men appear to have run the notorious Sam Starr gang to ground, but the setup is an ambush in disguise, and the ensuing carnage leaves four of Cole's team dead and Cole himself and his oldest friend severely wounded. What follows is no surprise: Cole will track down Starr and try again, but before bloodbath number two, wounds need healing, both physical and interpersonal, as Cole must mend fences with his estranged son. Brooks handles the archetypal showdown scene superbly, skillfully playing off the entangled relationships of the combatants against the gunplay. This is a fine western, displaying flashes of subtle and stylish prose and offering a revealing portrait of the inner life of a hard-bitten man who keeps his emotions close to the vest.--Ott, Bill Copyright 2010 Booklist