The Trail to Crazy Man

The Trail to Crazy Man

by Jean Marie Stine, Louis L'Amour

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The uncut, unrevised original text, just as L'Amour intended it.

Rafe Caradec had been raised to a hard life in a hard land where death lurked behind every bush and in most men's eyes. Only his courage and his gun had sustained him--that and the unflinching honor that had earned him the respect of every man.

Now that honor was about to lead him into deadly danger against the greatest odds he had ever faced. For Rafe had given his word to a dying man. The man had been murdered by a cabal of greedy ranchers who wanted his land, and Rafe had sworn to protect that land for the man's wife and infant daughter.

But when Rafe told her his story, the wife didn't believe him. She knew someone was after the ranch, and she thought it was Rafe. So she betrayed him into the hands of the very men who had killed her husband.

If Rafe Caradec lived, he would have to wage a one-man range war against impossible odds...and waiting for him, if he survived, was a woman who wanted him dead.

This edition is published directly from the original magazine version of this novel, as Louis L'Amour first visualized it. The Trail to Crazy Man was published in the July 1948 issue of the pulp magazine West. Later, L'Amour altered the story for his book publishers and change its title to Crossfire Trail. Some of his fans consider the novels as he wrote them for the magazines to be stronger than their subsequent revisions. L'Amour and other fans disagreed. Both camps agree that the original versions have all the strengths of his best writing and a taut, fast-moving pace that never stints on characterization.

Featuring a special introduction discussing L'Amour's pulp career and pulp novels.

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BN ID: 2940159118608
Publisher: A&T Books
Publication date: 04/01/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 629,650
File size: 553 KB

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