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Secret of the Cannon

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Careless O'Connor is no stranger to the dangerous, wild lands of the west

A strong, daring Texan, he is an important asset to the United States Federal Bureau.

His latest assignment is to trace the location of the mysterious Santa Anna cannon, with a history dating back to the Napoleonic wars.

But the cannon is believed to have fallen into the hands of the Comanches.

They already have a war on their hands - there isn't a white settlement in eighty miles that hasn't been burnt to the ground by the Indians.

For the Comanches to seize control of the cannon would be disastrous, marking a sure defeat for the American settlers.

Major Abigay assures O'Connor that the cannon has been busted and no longer functions, so there is no risk of it being put to use in warfare.

However, O'Connor is suspicious.

And he is not the only one hot on the trail of the cannon.

As he crosses over Rattlesnake River in pursuit of the weapon - deep into Indian territory - there is no knowing how many Indians will be waiting to ambush him and thwart his plans.

But it is not only bloodthirsty Indians he has to contend with.

With renegade white settlers lurking at every turn, can O'Connor survive against all odds?

Or will he ride straight into a death trap in his quest to find the legendary Secret of the Cannon?

Praise for Gordon Landsborough

'A punchy tale coupled with plenty of action - an engaging read!' - Philip McCormac, bestselling western author

Gordon Landsborough (1913-1984) was a publisher, author and bookseller. Writing tales about the exploits of gun-toting cowboys fighting out on the arid sands of the Wild West, Landsborough was himself a pioneering in the English paperback publishing world of the 1950s. He was widely known amongst his peers as the 'maverick publishing genius'.

Used availability for Gordon Landsborough's Secret of the Cannon

Hardback Editions

September 2003 : UK Hardback

Title: Secret of the Cannon (Black Horse Western)
Author(s): Gordon Landsborough
ISBN: 0-7090-7313-5 / 978-0-7090-7313-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
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Paperback Editions

June 2016 : Paperback

Title: Secret of the Cannon
Author(s): Gordon Landsborough
ISBN: 1-5346-4289-7 / 978-1-5346-4289-8
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Kindle Editions

May 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Secret of the Cannon
Author(s): Gordon Landsborough
Publisher: Endeavour Frontier
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