Black Powder, White Smoke

Black Powder, White Smoke

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There are many shades to law in the West, and as four men are about to learn, truth isn't always black and white. For freed slave Honey Boutrille, "justice" is a word that no longer bears any weight. After he saves the life of a prostitute by shooting her white, would-be-killer, the price put on Honey's head sends him on the run. As he narrowly escapes scrape after dangerous scrape, he learns to keep one eye in front of him and one eye on his more

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  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 145.8 x 215.9 x 27.7mm | 480.82g
  • St Martin's Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 076530189X
  • 9780765301895

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"Estleman brings high style to his writing, the sentences are things of beauty in and of themselves. He has brought poetry, historical truth, and great wisdom to the genre."-"Tulsa World"show more

About Loren D. Estleman

Loren D. Estleman was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a BA degree in English Literature and Journalism in 1974. In 2002, the university awarded him an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters for his contribution to American literature. He is the author of more than fifty novels in the categories of mystery, historical western, and mainstream, and has received four Western Writers of American Golden Spur Awards, three Western Heritage Awards, and three Shamus Awards. He has been nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award, Britain's Silver Dagger, the National Book Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. In 2003, the mammoth "Encyclopedia of Detective Fiction" named him the most critically acclaimed writer of U.S. detectiveshow more

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