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The Gentle Giant

(Book 30 in the Floating Outfit series)
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Few men were able to match Mark Counter's Herculean strength. And then Tiny Crumble came along...
Yet, despite his great size and awesomely powerful muscles, Tiny appeared to be of a trusting and gentle nature - so gentle in fact that the boys of the Floating Outfit had misgivings about allowing him to be alone in the trail end railroad town of Mulrooney. Then a robbery took place - one that could only have been committed by a man of exceptional strength.
As Dusty Fog, Mark Counter, and the Ysabel Kid looked down at the shattered skull of the victim of the crime, they began to wonder if the 'Gentle Giant' was really as gentle as he seemed...

J.T. Edson was a former British Army dog-handler who wrote more than 130 Western novels, accounting for some 27 million sales in paperback. Edson's works - produced on a word processor in an Edwardian semi at Melton Mowbray - contain clear, crisp action in the traditions of B-movies and Western television series. What they lack in psychological depth is made up for by at least twelve good fights per volume. Each portrays a vivid, idealized "West That Never Was", at a pace that rarely slackens.

Genre: Western

Used availability for J T Edson's The Gentle Giant

Hardback Editions

July 1986 : UK Hardback

Title: Gentle Giant
Author(s): J T Edson
ISBN: 0-7090-2824-5 / 978-0-7090-2824-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
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Paperback Editions

May 1986 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: The Gentle Giant (Floating Outfit)
Author(s): J T Edson
ISBN: 0-425-08974-6 / 978-0-425-08974-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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December 1979 : UK Paperback

Title: The Gentle Giant
Author(s): J T Edson
ISBN: 0-552-11224-0 / 978-0-552-11224-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi
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Kindle Editions

December 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Floating Outfit 30: The Gentle Giant (A Floating Outfit Western)
Author(s): J T Edson
Publisher: Piccadilly Publishing
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