The Bandaged Riders by the late British author Gordon Landsborough, a prolific and pioneering multi-genre pulp fiction writer and publisher, is his vintage standalone western historical action adventure novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Pioneering imprint.
This was originally published in 1954 by Hamilton & Co. as #130 in their Panther Books line, using the Mike M’Cracken pseudonym. The story is set in the aftermath of the US Civil War, when a band of entrepreneurial outlaws take advantage of the chaos by moving into a small town as the ostensible new post-war authorities, using made-up new laws to terrorize the inhabitants, whose only hope of salvation is a wandering amnesiac gunslinger veteran who cannot remember which side of the war he fought on, but is dedicated to the cause of justice nonetheless.
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Memory is a dangerous thing…
In the shambles of the stricken, defeated South, lawless men saw an opportunity to seize power they did not deserve.
These men had fought on no side in the Civil War, but had instead battened on the defenceless old people left at home.
One such unscrupulous man, Reuben Slatt, along with his ragged scallawag followers, had a better idea.
Why not adopt the flag of the victors and take over and run a town… for their own benefit?
Why not bleed the town dry and shoot as traitors any Southerner who dared lift a hand against them?
A great idea in theory. But trouble lay ahead…
One man was not willingly to simply stand by and see defenceless people exploited and murdered. A man of resource and high courage. A man who was unafraid to use a gun for a just cause, with the charisma and motivation to encourage others to do the same.
And yet this man knew nothing about himself. He could not even remember which side he had fought on in the Civil War, for he had lost his memory.
Will this mysterious figure bring justice to the west?