|Close to the Vest (1983) [Novel]|
by Zeke Masters
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Series: Faro Blake
(From the publisher):
FARO BLAKE IS DODGING BULLETS IN KANSAS...
after he plugs a famous card-cheating old gunman who draws down on him. Now he's a hot target for the Nombre Dios Kid, a crazy gunslinger hungry for glory.
So Faro hightails it to a Nebraska town where his pal Doc Prentiss persuades him to be town Marshal for a week. Faro enjoys the favors of local saloonkeepers, especially Miss Amanda, who gives him full measure across the bar - and between the sheets.
But when he leads a posse after an Indian raiding party, the "raid" turns out to be the work of a land-greedy farmer. Now Faro's caught between two enemies - the farmer and the Nombre Dios Kid - and wishing to hell he'd never seen Doc Prentiss, Nebraska or a lawman's badge!
Original title: Close to the Vest
Genre: Fiction→ Western→ Picaresque