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Territory of New Mexico, 1875. Archbishop Jean-Baptiste Lamy needs money to
complete the new cathedral he's building in Santa Fe. He comes to see Father
Clement Grantaire, pastor of a small parish near the Texas border, for help.
Father Grantaire has a checkered past, but he also has an idea: he can use his
less-than-priestly skills to obtain money for the cathedral. After a night of
gambling, Grantaire wins over a thousand dollars from a group of soldiers.
However, Sergeant Amos Tully is certain he was cheated. Riding back to his
parish, Grantaire encounters a masked robber and breaks the robber's nose in a
fight. But Grantaire is left for dead on the prairie. When he comes to that
night, he finds himself nursed by Rachel who lives near the town of Cimarron in
Colfax County. He doesn't tell her he's a priest but helps her shoot it out with
two men trying to burn down her barn. She tells him there's a war in Colfax
between the squatters and the new owners of the Maxwell Land Grant. Grantaire,
however, must return to Lamy with the bad news about the lost money. Then he
sees the man with the broken nose in town, and he's wearing a deputy sheriff's
badge. Grantaire needs that money. But how to get it?


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"A dramatic, action-packed ride...compelling and exciting." - David Morrell

Used availability for Thomas D Clagett's West of Penance

Hardback Editions

January 2016 : USA Hardback

Title: West of Penance
Author(s): Thomas D Clagett
ISBN: 1-4328-3141-0 / 978-1-4328-3141-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Five Star Publishing
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May 2016 : USA Paperback

Title: West Of Penance (Wheeler Western)
Author(s): Thomas D Clagett
ISBN: 1-4104-8883-7 / 978-1-4104-8883-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing Large Print
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January 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: West of Penance
Author(s): Thomas D Clagett
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