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When Hell Came to Texas

When Hell Came to Texas

DEVIL IN DISGUISE?

In the days after the Civil War, a solitary rider travelled the open frontier—but he wasn’t alone, for Death seemed to travel with him. Or maybe it was the Devil himself who gave him the lethal pistol shot that earned him the name “Death’s Acolyte.” And when the stranger with the scarred face, who calls himself Ken Casey, rode into the peaceful Texas town of Wardell, maybe peace—for his own ravaged soul—was all he wanted. But in Wardell, all hell is about to break loose.

OR SAVIOR ON HORSEBACK?

Awaiting a train shipment of gold, Angus Pugh and his army of outlaws, including notorious gunslinger Luke Draco, take the town hostage and kill a few innocent citizens as a lesson to any comers. Donning priestly vestments, Ken Casey, ordained man of the cloth, steps from the shadows to conduct the victims’ funeral rites—and that’s just his first revelation. For Casey can destroy souls as easily as he saves them, and earthly justice is delivered in gun smoke and blood.
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  • Pocket Books | 
  • 384 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781476715834 | 
  • May 2013
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When Hell Came to Texas CHAPTER ONE


APRIL 23, 1853

WHISTLER, TEXAS

Coy Axton owned Twin Hills Ranch, and Darren Walker owned the adjacent ranch, which he called Doubletree. They were good friends who often ran their cattle together, as they were able to tell which cow belonged to which rancher both by mutual trust and by their brands. When a cougar took down a couple of steers, the ranchers sent their two sons, Ded Axton and Nate Walker, out... see more

About the Author

Robert Vaughan

Using his own name and several pseudonyms, Robert Vaughan has made multiple appearances on the New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller lists. He has won numerous awards, including the SPUR award for best Novel of the West for Survival.  Vaughan was inducted into Writers’ Hall of Fame and received the Readwest President’s Award for Excellence in Western Fiction. A decorated and retired army officer with three tours in Vietnam, Vaughan lives on the beach in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

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