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(The Texas Assassin)
(Book 39 in the Floating Outfit series)
A novel by J T Edson
To protect the life of a visiting European Crown Prince from threatened assassination, the Governor of Texas could have called up the Texas Rangers, or even the United States Army. Instead, Stanton Howard obtained the services of Ole Devil Hardin's floating outfit. Dusty Fog, Mark Counter, the Ysabel Kid and Waco had handled many dangerous people in their time, but they'd never met the like of the one employed by this band of conspirators to kill the Crown Prince. Acknowledged as Europe's premier assassin. Beguinage came and went unnoticed by all except the victims. And had never failed in an assignment. The only way Dusty saw of saving the Prince was to use himself as bait for a trap - knowing that when it was sprung, either Beguinage or he would be dead ...
January 1980 : UK Hardback
September 1986 : USA Mass Market Paperback
June 1978 : UK Paperback