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Ride the Wild Country

(The fourth book in the Joshua Dillard series)
A novel by

San Francisco was hot. Too hot for troubleshooter Joshua Dillard after a vice lord drew a gun on him in a ritzy Russian Hill parlor house and he was obliged to blast him down with his Peacemaker. So Joshua brought forward a railroad trip to the wilds of Colorado where he had a job lined up for him by a mysterious Leigh Jordan, of New York City. In Colorado he was soon embroiled in more bloody mayhem, this time with hostile attorney Walt Sloane and his thugs. Enter a femme fatale needing his unorthodox services, take a ride into the rugged foothills of the Rocky Mountains, and Joshua was soon neck-deep in deception, deviancy, and murderous gunfire. The facts that emerged concerning an abusive father, his adopted daughter, and a contestable Manhattan inheritance fell into place to tell an ugly story...
What reviewers have said:
"Dillard is a great character, almost a frontier Mike Hammer... He's a standup guy who's looking out for those who can't look after themselves, the classic tough/tender sleuth in a stetson and duster."
"Chap O'Keefe's series character Joshua Dillard is nothing if not a hardboiled private eye in the Old West ... these books would have made good Gold Medal paperbacks or Double D hardbacks."

Genre: Western

Used availability for Chap O'Keefe's Ride the Wild Country

Hardback Editions

July 2005 : UK Hardback

Title: Ride the Wild Country (Black Horse Western)
Author(s): Chap O'Keefe
ISBN: 0-7090-7735-1 / 978-0-7090-7735-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
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Paperback Editions

September 2006 : UK Paperback

Title: Ride the Wild Country (Dales Western)
Author(s): Chap O'Keefe
ISBN: 1-84262-461-X / 978-1-84262-461-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dales Large Print
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Kindle Editions

November 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Ride the Wild Country
Author(s): Chap O'Keefe
Publisher: Black Horse Extra Books
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