Gunpoint: A Justa Williams Western #3

by Giles Tippette
ISBN: 9781601838162
Publish Date: 2/14/2017
Format: ePub
Categories: Western, Lyrical Press



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A legend in Western fiction, Giles Tippette brings the relentless, unforgiving West alive with bullet-driven tales of honor and survival . . .

Justa Williams didn’t build up his sprawling Half-Moon ranch by sitting back on his spurs. More often than not he had to invest a bullet or two or three or more—as many as it takes—to keep the unwanted off his property. But when a scheming cattleman figures out a way to suck the ranch dry and kill off his prized possessions, it’s time for Justa to saddle up and hunt down the root of the problem. And when Justa gets there, there’s no telling how many bullets it’ll take to spell out R-E-V-E-N-G-E.

Praise for Giles Tippette

“Tippette can plot away with the best of them.”—Dallas Morning News

“Like True Grit . . . a small masterpiece . . . brilliantly written.” —Newark News

“Spine-jarring, bullet-biting intensity.”—Houston Post

“Tough, gutsy, and fascinating.”—NY Newsday

“Impressive authenticity.”—Booklist

“His fiction is taught and gripping.”—Houston Spectator

“Tippette can write rough and tumble action superbly.”—Chattanooga Times

About Giles Tippette:

A lifelong Texan, Giles Tippette was a rodeo cowboy (the basis for his 1972 novel The Brave Men), owned a gold mine, worked as a mercenary pilot (which inspired his acclaimed 1975 novel The Mercenaries), and as columnist for Sports Illustrated and Texas Monthly.

He turned to writing westerns in the 1970s and quickly developed a loyal following. His 1971 western, The Bank Robber, was made into the 1974 movie The Spikes Gang, starring Lee Marvin and Ron Howard. When asked if he enjoyed the movie version of his novel, Tippette commented, “I don’t know. I didn’t see it.”

His other westerns include The Sunshine Killers (optioned by Clint Eastwood), The Texas Bankrobbing Company, Bad News, Jailbreak, Cherokee, Crossfire, Dead Man’s Poker, Gunpoint, Hard Luck Money, Hard Rock, Heaven’s Gold, Sixkiller, The Horse Thieves, Southwest of Heaven, and the popular Wilson Young series, which included Wilson’s Choice, Wilson’s Gold, Wilson’s Revenge, and Wilson’s Woman.

Mystery Scene magazine said of Tippette’s work, “He writes crime novels set in the Wild West. His books are gritty, violent, and show the American west in all its harsh beauty.”

Mr. Tippette passed away in 2001 and, per his last request, was cremated and had his ashes spread over his first love, West Texas.


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