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Desperado Run

Desperado Run

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Ben Cullen is on the run. It isn't the first time he's led the law on a wild and violent chase, but this time might be the last. He's one of the surviving old guard of outlaws forced onto the Indian Territory by the growing forces of law and order in the newly settled West. With the civilized world closing in, Ben Cullen has to sharpen his wits and survival instincts and hone his skill with Mister Colt's .45 caliber creation if he wants to avoid the consequences of a violent past.
The lawmen on his dusty back trail don't harbor any affection for Ben, but they respect him as a man and admire his courage and tenacity. He'd tried to do what society considered right, but circumstances and bad luck put him on the Owlhoot Trail and he's been riding it hard ever since. He's an American of his time who played the cards that were dealt him and rarely, if ever, bluffed out a hand - Hell, he never had to!


"My mother's family the Terrals and Kennedys (Scot Presbyterians) fought for the south in the Civil War and went to the Indian and Oklahoma Territories to escape the oppression of Northern "reconstruction" of the southern states. They became cattle ranchers. The town of Terral, Oklahoma is named after my great-grandfather. My father's family were farmers who served in the Union Army in a Pennsylvania regiment. They moved into the area to get free land as per the homestead act."

Patrick E. Andrews was born in Oklahoma in 1936 into a family of pioneers who participated in its growth from the Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory to statehood. His father's family were homesteaders and his mother's cattle ranchers. Consequently, he is among the last generation of American writers who had contacts with those people from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Patrick's wife Julie says he both speaks and writes with an Oklahoma accent. He is an ex-paratrooper, having served in the 82nd Airborne Division in the active army and the 12th Special Forces Group in the army reserves. Patrick began his writing career after leaving the army. He and his better half presently reside in southern California. He has a son Bill, who is an ex-paratrooper and a probation officer, and two grandchildren.

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Paperback Editions

May 1987 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Desperado Run
Author(s): P E Andrews
ISBN: 0-8217-2077-5 / 978-0-8217-2077-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Zebra
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Kindle Editions

August 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Desperado Run (An Indian Territory Western Book 2)
Author(s): Patrick E Andrews
Publisher: Piccadilly Publishing
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