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Brotherly Death

(The third book in the Caleb Thorn series)
A novel by

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'Your officer wouldn't have me killed,' pleaded the young Reb soldier.
The big Sergeant shook his head and laughed softly. It wasn't a good noise. 'No, sir.
Lieutenant Caleb Thorn isn't a man overflowin' with good nature. The milk of kindness sort of dried up when it reached him.'
The boy's mouth trembled so much that he could hardly speak. 'Did you say... you say Thorn?'
'You men are Thorn's Raiders?'
'That's what the Rebs call us, boy.'
'Oh, sweet Jesus!' moaned the young soldier.
The big man sucked on a hollow tooth and sighed. 'Son, I truly don't want you to do but one thing for me.'
A flicker of hope sparked in the boy's eyes. 'What? What's that?'
Hardin laughed, with genuine amusement. 'Why, I just want you to die.' And he squeezed the trigger of the heavy forty-four caliber pistol, blowing a hole the size of a man's fist out of the back of the Reb's skull...


Laurence James was a prolific British editor-turned-author whose many western series, including APACHE, HERNE THE HUNTER, CALEB THORN and GUNSLINGER, dominated popular fiction throughout the 1970s and 80s. In addition to his vast western output, James (who became a full-time writer in 1972) also wrote under the names James Axler (the DEATHLANDS and EARTH BLOOD series), James Darke (THE WITCHES), Arthur Frazier (WOLFSHEAD), Neil Langholm (THE VIKINGS), James McPhee (SURVIVAL 2000), Jonathan May (the CONFESSIONS series), Klaus Netzen (THE KILLERS), Mick Norman (ANGELS) and Andrew Quiller (THE EAGLES), plus two stand-alone novels as Richard Haigh. His frequent collaborators included Terry Harknett, John Harvey, Angus Wells and Kenneth Bulmer


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Paperback Editions

January 1978 : UK Paperback

Title: Brotherly Death (Caleb Thorn / L. J. Coburn)
Author(s): L J Coburn
ISBN: 0-7221-2464-3 / 978-0-7221-2464-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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Kindle Editions

December 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Caleb Thorn 3: Brotherly Death (A Caleb Thorn Western)
Author(s): L J Coburn
Publisher: Piccadilly Publishing
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