Locked in a
deadly feud, cowboys Randy Locke and Frank Farmer have spent decades
attempting to annihilate each other any time they are within shooting
So far, the men are even. One of
Frank’s bullets has given Randy a permanent limp. Vain Frank wears a
prosthetic ear, his own lost to Randy’s assault. If either of them
remembers the original reason for the feud, it seems moot now.
Their quest for revenge has led
them on a merry chase through the Old West—through soon-to-be ghost
towns and major cities; cattle ranches and mountain cabins; brothels and
fishing boats; jailhouses and movie sets. Even their marriages have
fallen victim to the feud.
The story of their long-term
hatred well known throughout the country, Frank and Randy are approached
(separately, of course) by Abraham Cripplehorn with a proposition. With
the popular Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show a raging success, why not
publicize their next duel and sell tickets to the event? Winner take
all, in more ways than one.
Frank and Randy make a date for
death…but will they be able to wait for the show? And could it be that
their decades-long thirst for revenge is the only thing they are living
Loren D. Estleman's The Long High Noon takes the reader on a thrilling adventure, touring the Old West from the days of the trains and cattle to roads and film sets.