Four Incredible, Wildly Acclaimed Contemporary Western Crime Novels in One Volume!
DOUBLE WIDE by Leo W. Banks - After fastball phenom Prospero Stark’s baseball career craters in a Mexican jail, he retreats to a trailer park in the scorching Arizona desert. He lives in peaceful anonymity with a collection of colorful outcasts until someone leaves his former catcher’s severed hand on his doorstep. This crime novel was the 2018 Spur Award Winner for Best First Novel, the 2018 Spur Award Winner for Best Contemporary Western, and True West Magazine's Best Western Crime Novel of the Year!
"Where DOUBLE WIDE really shines is in its characters. Whip is a novelist's dream protagonist. The half-hilarious, half-somber DOUBLE WIDE is so good it could bear at least one sequel. Maybe even a dozen." Mystery Scene Magazine
OUTSIDE THE LAW by Phillip Thompson - There’s a new badge in the land of crime fiction… and it’s pinned on a man who can stand tall alongside lawmen like Raylan Givens, Walt Longmire, and Jesse Stone. Sheriff Colt Harper lives by his own moral code. His relentless crusade against drug crimes in his rural Mississippi county infuriates a Memphis mobster who sends Hack, his cold-blooded assassin, to stop him.
"If you’re a fan of Justified you're going to love Outside the Law. Sheriff Colt Harper is an old-West gunfighter in the modern world. The action doesn’t stop." David Morrell, New York Times Bestselling author of FIRST BLOOD and creator of the legendary character Rambo.
DEAD MAN'S BADGE by Robert E. Dunn - Career criminal Longview Moody, on the run from killers, assumes his dead, twin brother's identity as the new Chief of Police of a Texas town that's being terrorized by a Mexican drug cartel.
“It's terrific. It's lean and smart and very good. I say, check it out.” Joe Lansdale, author of the Hap & Leonard novels
“Fans of Clint Eastwood’s spaghetti westerns will find a lot to like.” Publishers Weekly
EL CAMINO DEL RIO by Jim Sanderson - Circling buzzards lead U.S. Border Patrol agent Dolph Martinez to the corpse of a man executed in the desert…a murder that shatters the fragile calm in a dusty, Texas town.
"A richly imagined and terrifically realized novel...it rings as true as the winter light across the southern desert." James Crumley
"Sanderson makes the gritty, thankless landscape of the border come alive, from the relentless heat to the failed hopes." The Washington Post