Dead man's hand

David Nix

Book - 2022

Jake Paynter is a doomed man. Haunted by an abusive childhood and his participation in atrocities of the Civil War, he seeks the isolation of the Plains Cavalry as a white officer for an all-Black buffalo soldier troop. Now, he is in irons and certain to be hanged for killing his captain after refusing an inhumane order. Despite his best efforts to maintain isolation, he starts to make friends on his journey to trial. The people of the wagon train begin looking to Paynter for leadership, and he ...reluctantly falls into the role. The opportunity to escape arises when the wagon train is attacked by bandits, but Paynter's growing ties to the travelers compel him to stay. As his trial approaches, Paynter must lean on his friends for salvation, but the laws of the west are swift and harsh, and a grueling confrontation with his past is on the horizon.

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Series
Nix, David. Jake Paynter Series ; bk. 1.
Subjects
Genres
Western fiction
Historical fiction
Published
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Casablanca [2022]
Language
English
Item Description
[Jake Paynter Series book 2 Devil's ride West].
Physical Description
306 pages ; 18 cm
ISBN
1728239656
9781728239651
Main Author
David Nix (author)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

While on the way to stand for killing his captain after refusing an inhuman order during the Civil War, Jake Paynter, after saving his fellow travelers when their wagon train is attacked, must lean on his friends for salvation. Original.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

An action-packed historical western for fans of William Johnstone and Louis L'Amour.

Condemned to die, he's about to find a reason to live.

Jake Paynter is a doomed man. Haunted by an abusive childhood and his participation in atrocities of the Civil War, he seeks the isolation of the Plains Cavalry as a white officer for an all-Black buffalo soldier troop. Now, he is in irons and certain to be hanged for killing his captain after refusing an inhumane order. Despite his best efforts to maintain isolation, he starts to make friends on his journey to trial. The people of the wagon train begin looking to Paynter for leadership, and he reluctantly falls into the role.

The opportunity to escape arises when the wagon train is attacked by bandits, but Paynter's growing ties to the travelers compel him to stay. As his trial approaches, Paynter must lean on his friends for salvation, but the laws of the west are swift and harsh, and a grueling confrontation with his past is on the horizon.