Synopses & Reviews
Is the bounty hunter actually the hunted?
Bladen Cole is getting a handsome sum of money from Isham Ransdell, the owner of the Gallatin City Bank. It’s not a withdrawal, but a reward for the heads of the men who killed Ransdell’s associates. The banker wants the Porter boys back in Gallatin City dead or alive—preferably dead. As Cole sets out on his manhunt, he questions the motivation of his new client, the only rich man in Gallatin City somehow left unscathed...
His pursuit goes smoothly enough until he finds himself in the middle of a battle between two rival Blackfeet bands. Cole is forced to take sides, but luckily, this double duty leads him straight to the Porter boys, who are surely surprised to see a bounty hunter flanked by such an unusual posse. But Bladen is in for a few surprises of his own…
Praise for Bladen Cole: Bounty Hunter:
"The portrait Yenne draws of early Montana rings very true. So do the characters who populate it--and their relations with the Indians and with one another. The plot has more twists and turns than the Missouri River. On the surface, Bladen Cole is a laconic Joe Friday who just wants to get the job done and collect his money. But beneath Cole's leather hide beats a big heart that values justice, which is what makes him so likeable and fascinating. Yenne plays the women very well, too--the Indian lass and the banker's daughter. They are strong characters, who seem very real in the context of their worlds. Yenne effectively evokes the loneliness and wide open spaces of the Big Sky Country."--Michael Castleman, author of the Ed Rosenberg mystery series
Money to burn
Bounty hunter Bladen Cole rode into Santa Fe with the bodies of two wanted outlaws who decided to try their luck against his Colt .45. But hes riding out with an even more profitable venturethe capture of four robbers who stole a payroll from the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway.
Rather than let word spread about the theft, the railroad men need someone who can get the job done quickly and quietly. This is a job for a bounty hunter.
Following a trail of bodies, Cole soon realizes that the payroll robbery is only the beginning of something much bigger and bloodier on the horizon
About the Author
Bill Yenne is the author of a half dozen novels, as well as numerous works of historical non-fiction. Among the latter are many on Western topics. The New Yorker wrote of Sitting Bull, his biography of the great Lakota leader, that it excels as a study in leadership.” The Wall Street Journal called his Indian Wars: The Campaign for the American West splendid” and went on to say that Mr. Yenne writes with cinematic vividness.” His fiction work has been praised in Publishers Weekly for its attention to realism. Mr. Yenne grew up in Western Montana where his father was a back country trail guide, and the National Park Services trails supervisor in Glacier National Park. He graduated from the University of Montana, and has traveled extensively throughout all of the western states. His travels have also taken him along the entire Lewis and Clark Trail. He has appeared in numerous documentaries, and was recently on camera at the Little Bighorn Battlefield for a television program on Sitting Bull.