Cape Hell

Cape Hell

3.46 (66 ratings by Goodreads)

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In this thrilling new western novel by Spur Award-winning author Loren D. Estleman, U. S. Deputy Page Murdock is ordered by Federal Judge Harlan A. Blackthorne to Cape Hell, Mexico, to verify a report that former Confederate Captain Oscar Childress is raising an army to take over Mexico City--and then intends to turn north to rekindle the Civil War.

Childress, it seems, has the weapons, wealth, and moral compass to do it. Unable to talk himself out of the mission, Murdock heads south on a steam train named El Espanto--The Ghost.

With only Hector Cansado, an engineer who can't be trusted and Joseph, a Native American fireman with a few secrets of his own, Murdock hurtles through the murderous desert of a foreign land toward a man bent on wholesale massacre . . . unless Murdock can stop him.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 145 x 208 x 20mm | 272g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765383527
  • 9780765383525

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"When Page Murdock shuffles the words, deal me in." --"The New York Times Book Review" A sort of homage to "Heart of Darkness" set in the 1880s fine hallucinogenic writing with appeal across several genres. --"Booklist "on "Cape Hell""An exciting western loaded with intrigue, suspense, and clever plot twists. One of Estleman's best, a smart, tightly wrapped story." --"Publishers Weekly" on "The Book of Murdock ""His novels--regardless of type--are peppered with humor, irony, and melancholy, and as a narrator, Murdock delivers all three. A clever plot and a satisfying conclusion round out a very enjoyable read." --"Booklist "on "The Book of Murdock""
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About Author Loren D Estleman

LOREN D. ESTLEMAN has written more than seventy books--historical novels, mysteries, and westerns, including the Amos Walker, Page Murdock and Peter Macklin series. Winner of four Shamus Awards, five Spur Awards, three Western Heritage Awards, and the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Western Writers of America, he lives in Central Michigan with his wife, author Deborah Morgan.
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66 ratings
3.46 out of 5 stars
5 17% (11)
4 32% (21)
3 35% (23)
2 15% (10)
1 2% (1)
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