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The Ghosts of Elkhorn Kerry Newcomb

The Ghosts of Elkhorn

Kerry Newcomb

Published February 11th 1982
ISBN : 9780670338191
Hardcover
261 pages
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During the 1880s, the Wind River Kid was a notorious gambler, shootist, and womanizer. But a streak of yellow caught up with him in 1892, and he retreated to the town where he was raised, only to watch it die as the mines petered out.Now its 1927MoreDuring the 1880s, the Wind River Kid was a notorious gambler, shootist, and womanizer. But a streak of yellow caught up with him in 1892, and he retreated to the town where he was raised, only to watch it die as the mines petered out.Now its 1927 and Wind River lives as a hermit in Elkhorn, Colorado, his only companion the taunting ghost of his stepfather. When a ghostly grizzly intent on destroying the town appears, Wind River decides he must escape to civilization. This proves disastrous: the old general store in Mountain City has become the Piggly Wiggly, and Wind Rivers favorite whore-house, a beauty parlor. After a drunken evening with an old friend, he finds that his horse has plodded him back to Elkhorm.But while hes away Elkhorn has been invaded by Roman and Lainie, young lovers hiding out after stealing $10,000 from the Denver mobs bag man, Harry Leight. When Leight tracks them down, Wind River is forced to live up to his legend and make one last stand. Filled with sharply evoked images and people, The Ghosts of Elkhorn is a delightful and compelling adventure story.