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Set A-foot

(1978)
(The Night Hawk)
(Book 31 in the Floating Outfit series)
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In the days of the open range, a cowhand's most vital possession was his horse. When a cowhand left a spread with no mount of his own, the rancher would usually allow him to borrow one from the remuda. But sometimes, if they parted on bad terms, this loan would not be made...
There was no greater disgrace for a cowhand than to be set a-foot. It meant he was untrustworthy, and once the news got around, he would find it almost impossible to get a job. So when a cowhand was set a-foot, there was usually trouble ... and gunplay.
Dusty Fog knew this, but he still set a-foot the man he blamed for the loss of an OC Connected trail herd and the injuries to some of his crew. He knew too that the cowhand he was disgracing was real fast with a gun - and knew that gun might be turned against him.
The cowhand's only name was Waco ...

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 Set A-foot

Hardback Editions

August 1981 : UK Hardback
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Title: Set A-Foot
Author(s): J T Edson
ISBN: 0-7091-8244-9 / 978-0-7091-8244-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
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Paperback Editions

July 1990 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Nighthawk
Author(s): J T Edson
ISBN: 0-440-20726-6 / 978-0-440-20726-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell
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February 1978 : UK Paperback
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Title: Set A-Foot
Author(s): J T Edson
ISBN: 0-552-10660-7 / 978-0-552-10660-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
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Kindle Editions

January 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Floating Outfit 31: Set A-Foot (A Floating Outfit Western)
Author(s): J T Edson
Publisher: Piccadilly Publishing
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