The Hunted Return by Jeff R. Spalsbury

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After being framed for robbing a gold shipment, “Big John” Warner receives an early release from prison, and now payback’s coming to Ross Butcher, the outlaw who set him up and destroyed what he cared about most. Though the aches in Big John’s bones tell him he isn’t young anymore, nothing will keep him from his vengeance. But he isn’t the only one on the hunt. Word of Big John’s release spreads like wildfire, and soon Butcher’s men are hot on his trail.

Doc Whitfield and his brother, Red, also have a score to settle with Butcher. They head to Montana to square off with the man who set them up for murder and chased them out of town. But revenge isn’t their only reason for returning home: Butcher is intent on claiming their ranch and keeping their mother hostage. Now Doc, Red, and Big John will team up and drive a posse straight into Butcher’s black heart.


About Jeff R. Spalsbury

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To research The Hunted Return, the author set out from Fort Madison, Iowa, to Leavenworth, Kansas, then joined the Oregon Trail up to Colorado and over to Utah. From Utah, he veered north through Idaho up to Helena, Montana, before taking to the waters of the Missouri and Marias rivers and riding through a rainstorm into Fort Benton. This epic trek was made to ensure the historical and geographical accuracy of the travels of his characters in the novel. Many of the novel’s scenes describe actual ghost towns and historical sites visited by the author. Spalsbury has published western novels, Christmas short stories, science fiction, and contemporary fiction. He currently lives in Visalia, California.
Published November 13, 2012 by AmazonEncore. 267 pages
Genres: Westerns, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A Western in the classic mode, full of gunfights, revenge, questions of honor and the bonds men form in a precarious world.

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