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The Law of the Gun

(1966)
(Book 32 in the Floating Outfit series)
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Taking out his much-prized Smith & Wesson revolver, Ed Ballinger showed it to the Texans.
The result was not what he expected.
'You call that a gun?' asked the Ysabel Kid.
'Happen you aim to tangle with Reckharts' men,' warned Dusty Fog, 'you'd better get something better than an itty-bitty stingy gun - or make your will.'
Looking at the tiny .32 caliber revolver, Mark Counter nodded. 'Was I a praying man, I'd shout "Amen" to that.'
Ed Ballinger had a lot to learn about the west ... including how to live by the law of the gun.

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

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Hardback Editions

September 1971 : UK Hardback
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Title: Law of the Gun
Author(s): J T Edson
ISBN: 0-7091-1678-0 / 978-0-7091-1678-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
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Paperback Editions

June 1984 : USA Paperback

Title: The Law of the Gun (Floating Outfit)
Author(s): John Thomas Edson
ISBN: 1-55773-213-2 / 978-1-55773-213-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Diamond Books
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June 1984 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Law Of The Gun
Author(s): J T Edson
ISBN: 0-425-06840-4 / 978-0-425-06840-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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March 1982 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Law Of The Gun
Author(s): J T Edson
ISBN: 0-425-05311-3 / 978-0-425-05311-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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November 1968 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Law Of The Gun (Westerns)
Author(s): J T Edson
ISBN: 0-552-08019-5 / 978-0-552-08019-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
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Kindle Editions

February 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Floating Outfit 32: The Law of the Gun (A Floating Outfit Western)
Author(s): J T Edson
Publisher: Piccadilly Publishing
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