Loner with a Badge

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Bad Day for the Hangman Summary

Abruptly standing, toppling his chair in the process, Dobbs grabbed for his gun and yelled, "Stone, you sumbitch, I'm going to kill you."

The sudden move with no warning surprised Dobbs' new partners, but since the dance had begun, they had no choice but to join. Rising to his feet, Bill inadvertently placed himself directly between Dobbs and Stone.

Dobbs fired, but missed. Bill, standing at that exact moment, blocked his view. Stone, seeing the move in his fringe vision, reacted accordingly, getting off two shots intended for Dobbs. The rounds failed to reach their target due to the fact Bill was now in the line of fire. However, the shots weren't wasted. One slug caught Bill in the upper back. The other took off his hat. Along with his hat came a large portion of brain matter.

It was simply astonishing the havoc a .45 caliber slug could play on the human body. More so, the head. Bill toppled towards Dobbs, taking him out of the action for a fraction of a second.

In the same blur of movement, Stone saw Dobbs' other cohort firing at the sheriff. He, in turn, fired three shots at the shooter. The first shot missed entirely. The second round caught him in the chest and the third caught him in the middle of the forehead. That seemed to discourage him from taking any further participation.

Stone turned his attention back to Dobbs, who had lost his balance when Bill toppled into him. Dobbs got off a couple of shots while regaining his balance. They came close, but missed.

Pulling the trigger again, Stone was rewarded with the dreaded sound of metal striking metal as the hammer fell on an expended casing.

In pursuit of two desperate outlaws, Stone rides into the sleepy little town of Abbot. After dodging an outlaw's bullet, he captures them, but is forced to kill one after the fact. Placing the remaining prisoner in the ramshackle jail, he meets a beautiful Mexican girl. Ironically, she has a personal vendetta against the killer. The hanging she anticipates witnessing is foiled when two lowlifes facilitate a jailbreak.

As Stone prepares to track this killer once again, the Mexican girl insists on accompanying him. It is her desire, she informs him, to kill this animal herself. Stone refuses, but she is not to be denied. She will either ride alongside or follow behind. Given no choice, he relents.

As they chase this desperado along the Canadian River in northern New Mexico there will be times Stone is glad the woman is along. Other times he's not so sure.

©2016 Jeff Breland (P)2016 Jeff Breland
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  • Book 1

    • Bad Day for the Hangman

    • Loner with a Badge, Book 1
    • By: Jeff Breland
    • Narrated by: Carl Hausman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
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    In pursuit of two desperate outlaws, Stone rides into the sleepy little town of Abbot. After dodging an outlaw's bullet, he captures them, but is forced to kill one after the fact. Placing the remaining prisoner in the ramshackle jail, he meets a beautiful Mexican girl. Ironically, she has a personal vendetta against the killer. The hanging she anticipates witnessing is foiled when two lowlifes facilitate a jailbreak. As Stone prepares to track this killer once again, the Mexican girl insists on accompanying him.

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  • Book 2

    • Canyon of the Gun

    • Loner with a Badge Western Series, Book 2
    • By: Jeff Breland
    • Narrated by: T.J. Dasch
    • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
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    JakeStone begins this job from atop a stagecoach, posing as a shotgun messenger. Outlaws are robbing the Southern Colorado Stage and Freight Company of gold shipments. No one knows where or when they might strike. No one has a clue where they hide. This is driving the stage company to the brink of bankruptcy. Desperate, the owner wires Stone. Stone doesn't stay atop the stage long. Explaining why he is here to the tall, lanky, tobacco-chewing driver, he and the likeable old cuss formulate a plan.

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  • Book 3

    • The Lost Stagecoach

    • Loner with a Badge, Book 3
    • By: Jeff Breland
    • Narrated by: Carl Hausman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
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    Before the gunman approached, Hank turned to walk back up the incline as though to lead the hostage taker to his partner. Again, he passed Stone without missing a step. This not only led the varmint onward, but placed Hank out of the crossfire....

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  • Book 4

    • Gunman's Reckoning: Loner with a Badge # 4

    • By: Jeff Breland
    • Narrated by: Bob Rundell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
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    Not fully sure of the horse and rider's position, Stone pushed up to his knees. It took a millionth of a second to locate his target. In the same span of time, the rider spotted Stone. He was bringing the long-barrel rifle around to bear on the deputy marshal. The shots were simultaneous. The rider missed. Stone didn't. Stone got off a second shot. The rider didn't. Stone's bullet struck the bushwhacker somewhere in the shoulder area.

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  • Book 5

    • Trail of a Wanted Man

    • Loner with a Badge, Book 5
    • By: Jeff Breland
    • Narrated by: Carl Hausman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
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    Not long after robbing a gold train, the cabal of law-abiding individuals find a member of their group has loose lips. Not only does the talker suddenly vanish and then turn up dead, but some of the ones who are breathing down their necks meet their demise as well. The law will soon be on the trail of a wanted man.

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  • Book 6

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  • Book 7

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    • The Outlaw, the Bounty Hunter, and the Prison Wagon

    • By: Jeff Breland
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  • Book 8

    • The Hangman of Snakehead Canyon

    • Bounty Hunter, Book 8
    • By: Jeff Breland
    • Narrated by: Carl Hausman
    • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
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    Jake Stone's old friend, Sheriff Harry Mills has lost a crooked election. In old west style, a bunch of outlaws and gunslingers have stuffed the ballot boxes. Not only did they take away his badge, but the outlaw who stole his office is about to take away something even more valuable: his life. They are about to put Harry's neck in a hangman's noose without the benefit of a judge, jury or even a visitor. It will be nothing short of a lynching.

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