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Rapido Clint

(1980)
(The second book in the 'Cap' Fog series)
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Albert Brickhouse was a financier who had ruined hundreds of people before fleeing from the United States along with his bodyguard, Victor Torreson - who was wanted for rape and murder. But because they had become naturalized citizens of Mexico they could not be extradited and were able to live openly on their ill-gotten gains.
But life in Juarez was not without problems, for they aroused the hostility of a prominent Mexican bandido and his family, and in an attempt to heal the breach Brickhouse decided to throw a fiesta, and hire extra guns for protection.
Torreson was sent into Texas to arrange matters, and there he met two men who seemed admirably suited to his needs. Comanche Blood was a half-breed, tall, lean and as deadly as his warrior ancestors. The other man was seemingly small and insignificant, but he proved to be a cold-blooded killer. The speed with which he could move and draw a gun had earned him a special name ... Rapido Clint!

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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Paperback Editions

April 1991 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Rapido Clint
Author(s): J T Edson
ISBN: 0-440-20868-8 / 978-0-440-20868-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell
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August 1980 : UK Paperback
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Title: Rapido Clint (Alvin Dustine 'Cap' Fog series)
Author(s): J T Edson
ISBN: 0-552-11485-5 / 978-0-552-11485-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
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Kindle Editions

January 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Cap Fog 2: Rapido Clint (A Cap Fog Western)
Author(s): J T Edson
Publisher: Piccadilly Publishing
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