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Three outlaws arrive in the country town of Big Tree, Calif., on a blazing hot day of a long dry summer, in this well-crafted western by veteran Pronzini ( The Last Days of Horse-Shy Halloran ). A huge shipment of munitions is a-sittin' in Big Tree just a-waitin' to be stole--and they're a-goin' to do it. But the burglary gets bungled, an explosion sets the town on fire and there is only one way out of the parched valley for the townsfolk--by train. That way lies peril, however, for not only is the only locomotive in some disrepair, but the munitions are on board, and the fire is spreading fast--as fast as the train is racing. Pronzini, a pulp aficionado, adds to the race-against-time tension of his homespun stage with sideline subplots: a guilt-ridden love-triangle, an outlaw's hysterical memories of his father's death in a fire, a one-legged man's bitterness and misguided heroism--building to an acceptable, if rather bland, ending. While not attempting to transcend the genre, the author has added to it with his usual professionalism.

Genre: Western

Used availability for Bill Pronzini's Firewind

Hardback Editions

October 2002 : UK Hardback
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Title: Firewind (Gunsmoke Western)
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 0-7540-8197-4 / 978-0-7540-8197-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gunsmoke
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February 1990 : USA Hardback
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Title: Firewind
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 0-89621-892-9 / 978-0-89621-892-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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February 1989 : USA Hardback
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Title: Firewind: An M. Evans Novel of the West (An Evans novel of the West)
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 0-87131-555-6 / 978-0-87131-555-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: M Evans & Co
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Paperback Editions

April 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Firewind
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 1-61232-097-X / 978-1-61232-097-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Speaking Volumes, LLC
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May 1990 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Firewind
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 0-345-36529-1 / 978-0-345-36529-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Audio Editions

January 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Firewind
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
Publisher: Speaking Volumes
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January 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Firewind
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
Publisher: Speaking Volumes
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January 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Firewind
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
Publisher: Speaking Volumes
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May 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Firewind
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 1-935138-49-9 / 978-1-935138-49-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Speaking Volumes
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Kindle Editions

April 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Firewind
Author(s): Bill Pronzini
Publisher: Speaking Volumes
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