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The Quarter Second Draw

(1969)
(The fifth book in the Rockabye County series)
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A modern Texas deputy sheriff spends more time riding in a car than upon a horse, and uses every scientific aid available in fighting against crime. One thing, however, has not changed since the days of the Old West. A lawman still must know how to handle his gun with deadly speed and accuracy.
When a gang of criminals, trying to make an escape to safety across the Rio Grande, use Rockabye County, Texas, as their base, they threaten to employ terrorist tactics against the law. Sheriff Jack Tragg sets up Woman Deputy Alice Fayde and her partner, Deputy Brad Counter, as targets to draw the gang into the open.
Faced with a member of the gang armed with a sawed-off shotgun, only Brad's speed on the draw can save his life. At that moment either Brad or the outlaw has only one quarter of a second left to live.

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.

    

Used availability for J T Edson's The Quarter Second Draw

Paperback Editions

June 1969 : UK Paperback
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Title: Quarter Second Draw (Corgi western)
Author(s): J T Edson
ISBN: 0-552-08171-X / 978-0-552-08171-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
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Kindle Editions

October 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The 1/4-Second Draw (A Rockabye County Western Book 5)
Author(s): J T Edson
Publisher: Piccadilly Publishing
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