The Brave Cowboy
Jack Burnes is a loner at odds with modern civilization. A man out of time, he rides a feisty chestnut mare across the New West -- a once beautiful land smothered beneanth airstrips and superhighways. And he lives by a personal code of ethics that sets him on a collision course with the keepers of law and order. Now he has stepped over the line by breaking one too many of society's rulus. The hounds of justice are hot in his trail. But Burnes would rather die than spend even a single night behind bars. And they have to catch him first.
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But he had left the zone of silence; though he could not see the city he could hear
it; a continuous droning roar, the commingled vibrations of ten thousand
automobiles, trucks, tractors, airplanes, locomotives, the hum and whine of fifty
thousand radios, telephones, television receivers, the vast murmur of a hundred
thousand human voices, the great massive muttering of friction and busyness
and mechanical agitation. The rider puffed calmly on his cigarette, waiting for the
mare to cool ...
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In this novel of the modern west, an old fashioned cowboy finds himself at odds with modern society. This book is a stark look at the decisions people make, and how those decisions lead to tragedy. Read full review