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The Man Without a Gun

(2010)
An omnibus of novels by

 
 
Two stories of men trying to reckon with their violent pasts from one of Western literature's most prolific greats, Lauren Paine, whose 900 novels helped define the genre.

''Man Without a Gun'' - Jack Swift didn't choose not to carry a gun; it chose him. After he served his sentence for horse thieving, he was told it's illegal for a former convict to wear a gun. So he went unarmed into the Arizona territory, where he found a small cattle town, settled down, and became a respected local businessman. But when Jack's young, lame friend steals a horse to run from a cruel uncle, Jack goes after him unarmed, because he knows full well that the uncle does carry a gun and won't hesitate to use it.

''The Crescent Star'' - Another man trying his best to stay on the straight and narrow is Sadler Carrel. Once upon a time he was a notorious outlaw known as the Gila River Kid, but he left his violent past behind to work a cattle ranch, always careful to keep ''The Crescent Star,'' the only known identifying mark from his former life, carefully covered. But when the railroad comes to town, putting up fences that keep his cattle from the water and grazing land, the only one that can protect everything that Sadler Carrel built is the Gila River Kid.

Genre: Western

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Hardback Editions

March 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: Man Without A Gun: A Western Duo
Author(s): Lauran Paine
ISBN: 1-4458-8698-7 / 978-1-4458-8698-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gunsmoke
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December 2010 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Man Without a Gun: A Western Duo (Center Point Western)
Author(s): Lauran Paine
ISBN: 1-60285-932-9 / 978-1-60285-932-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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Paperback Editions

October 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Man Without a Gun: A Western Duo
Author(s): Lauran Paine
ISBN: 1-4708-6117-8 / 978-1-4708-6117-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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Kindle Editions

November 2017 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Man without a Gun: A Western Duo
Author(s): Lauran Paine
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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