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THE MAN FROM BOOT HILL
THE MAN FROM BOOT HILL: BURYING THE PAST
THE MAN FROM BOOT HILL: DEAD MAN'S PROMISE



The Man from Boot Hill
Copyright © 2004
by Marcus Galloway
HarperTorch
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Nick Graves is looking for honest work, and making a living from the dead is as good a job as any and better than most. A man with a gnarled shooting hand and a dark secret who's already weathered quite a few savage storms, Graves has chosen Jessup, Nebraska, as the town in which to ply his trade as funeral arranger and coffin maker. And he's come to the right place, because the law in Jessup is corrupt and folks here die quick ... and often. Thanks to the vengeful, blood-hungry cronies of a rightfully slain deputy and a depraved, knife-wielding killer, Graves's business should be booming in no time. But first he's got some other business to attend to in this dirty little town — the kind done with a gun. And it might well be his own funeral Nick Graves has to arrange. — from the publisher


The Man from Boot Hill:
Burying the Past
Copyright © 2005
by Marcus Galloway
HarperTorch
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Nick Graves's life is death. A professional mourner, he sees that the newly deceased receive a well-dug final resting place and a well-carved tombstone. But he can't escape a past that won't stay buried. He's ridden with hell-raisers and killers, and earned a reputation as a dangerous man with a shooting iron. Now he's run into an old partner with a new scheme in the Dakota Territories: a foolproof plan that could earn Nick more money than he'd make in a decade of grave digging. Loyalty runs soul deep for the mourner, and the temptation for quick money is strong. But Nick's choice may turn out to be between living and dying — between a life on the run with a price on his head or an eternity underground — and he'll have to make it with his heart, his conscience ... and his gun. — from the publisher


The Man from Boot Hill:
Dead Man's Promise
Copyright © 2006
by Marcus Galloway
HarperCollins
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Nick Graves ran wild in the years before he turned respectable and began plying the trade that his father had taught him. But when he woke to the truth that the life of a renegade would lead to nothing but an early grave, he left his lawless companions behind in the dust. Now Nick buries the dead for a living — but his tainted past won't let him be.
A man he once rode with — a stone killer named Red Parks — wants Graves to pay for his desertion and his defiance. And Red's brought the old gang with him to hit Nick where he's most vulnerable: his family. When an innocent woman is caught in the crossfire, a rage that's been simmering for years is about to explode. With his maimed hand and a new kind of gun, Nick Graves is going to make sure that this time what's dead stays dead ... for good. — from the publisher


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