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The long-awaited sequel to Western Fictioneers Peacemaker Award-winning Galloway's Gamble is here!

Galloway's Gamble 2: 

Lucifer & the Great Baltimore Brawl 


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

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"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. "

- 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!

News . . .


Galloway's Gamble 2: Lucifer & the Great Baltimore Brawl is now available in trade paperback and eBook editions from Silverado Press at 


Contact me to buy autographed copies.

Check out my recent interviews on the Enterprise Incidents podcast and Dusty Saddle Publishing's Voices of the West YouTube channel.

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Look for Jeffrey J. Mariotte's new Western anthology Byrd's Luck & Other Western Stories (Silverado Press). 

And for all things Western, including history and travel, check out                   Magazine.   

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