Peacemaker Award Winner - 2018
Best First Western Novel
Praise for Galloway's Gamble:
"Anyone who loves Charles Portis's style
of writing in True Grit, or readers ready
[for] a great yarn well told, look no farther
than Galloway's Gamble . "
- Jeb Rosebrook, True West Magazine
"Galloway's Gamble by Howard Weinstein is the whole package — entertaining, heartwarming, and historically accurate. If you haven't read a Weinstein novel before, start with this one, and be prepared to have a new favorite author. "
- Jeff Guinn, author of the New York Times
bestseller The Last Gunfight
"Weinstein’s story moves fast . . . and the final complicated gamble will please any reader who roots for the little guy. "
- Historical Novel Society
Gambling brothers Jamey and Jake Galloway ride trails, rails, and riverboats on a rollicking odyssey through the Old West, seeking their fortune at poker tables from New Orleans to 'Frisco. While Jamey prefers being a live coward to a dead hero, brash big brother Jake rarely backs down from a fight.
When their Texas hometown is threatened by land-grabbing cattle king Wilhelm Krieg and shady banker Silas Atwood, Jamey and Jake face long odds in the most desperate gamble of their lives: Can they cook up a scheme to outfox dirty-dealing scoundrels and save Serenity Falls from ruin — without getting themselves killed?
Inspired by high-spirited classics like Maverick, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Silverado, and The Sting — Galloway’s Gamble is a timeless tale about the never-ending David vs. Goliath battle against greed and corruption, as relevant today as it was in 1873!