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Showdown City

Showdown City

(2016)
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From It's a Disaster screenwriter Todd Berger comes "...a smart, witty, absurdist Western for the discerning reader." (Amber Benson, Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

"Wow. This is a cracker of a story." - David Cross, co-creator of Mr. Show and actor, Arrested Development

Just because you're off the grid doesn't mean you're not a target.

In this fiercely inventive novel of suspense and satire, Westworld by way of Django Unchained, a down-on-his-luck helicopter pilot named Huey Palmer finds himself hired by a small cadre of treasure hunters who set out into the Nevada desert to find a gun. It's not just any gun that eccentric billionaire Ernie Swords wants, it's a long-lost antique, one with a story worth a fortune, and Swords has the money and the means to get it.

Where Huey and his cohorts soon find themselves, however, is stranded far from civilization in a forgotten town dubbed Showdown City, where the infamous gun is one of hundreds readily available for the townsfolk to settle any and all disputes. After living in isolation for over a hundred years, the town has morphed into a warped, lawless community overseen by a delusional tyrant and his quick-draw henchman - and they do not take kindly to strangers.

Huey is the one who got them into this mess in Showdown City, and now, with the unlikeliest help, he has a plan to shoot their way out.

"Wow. This is a cracker of a story. In fact I am now awaiting the sequel with baited breath (sorry, just ate some nightcrawlers as part of a bet I lost. What's that? It's bated breath? Oh, never mind then)." - David Cross, co-creator of Mr. Show and actor, Arrested Development

"Showdown City is a fast-talking slip n' slide of a ride that grabs you by the balls and doesn't let go - each page dragging you further into a bizarre-o world full of oddball characters and even odder situations. It's a smart, witty, absurdist Western for the discerning reader." - Amber Benson, Buffy the Vampire Slayer


 
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Paperback Editions

June 2016 : USA Paperback
Title: Showdown City
Author(s): Todd Berger
ISBN: 1-68230-066-8 / 978-1-68230-066-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Diversion Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

June 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Showdown City
Author(s): Todd Berger
Publisher: Diversion Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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