The long-awaited sequel to Western Fictioneers Peacemaker Award-winning Galloway's Gamble is here!
After their friends are swindled out of a champion racehorse by devious rival Cortland Van Brunt III in a fog-shrouded San Francisco sprint, endearingly argumentative poker-playing brothers Jamey and Jake Galloway lead the gang on a snakebit transcontinental quest: Can they reach Baltimore in time for a desperate long-shot bid to win back prized stallion Phoenix in a grudge-match race at Pimlico?
Praise for Western Fictioneers Peacemaker Award Winner 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, be prepared to have a new favorite author. "
"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!
Galloway's Gamble 2: Lucifer & the Great Baltimore Brawl is now available in trade paperback and eBook editions from Silverado Press at Amazon.com.
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