The Loner by Clinton Spurr, a pseudonym for British author Donald S. Rowland, 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 1973 by Robert Hale.
The story is centred on the post-revenge lifestyle of a man who has long-since achieved his mission of vengeance against those who done him wrong, and is now getting mightily sick of his empty existence as a lonely, mistrusted wandering bounty hunter and seeks to find a new path to a more just way or die trying.
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Revenge isn’t always sweet…
Five years ago, Clint Branch’s wife and son were murdered and he’s been on the vengeance trail ever since.
In his thirst for revenge, he hunted not just their killers but every killer who had a price on his head.
It’s not long before his way of life sickens him, but when he tries to start afresh and leave his way of life behind him, he realises that it’s already too late.
Everywhere he went he was known as the bounty hunter with badmen slinging lead his way and whole communities questioning his motives and character.
In an attempt to escape this judgement, Clint tries to lose himself in the vast hinterland of the West, and eventually arrives at the Arrowhead ranch in Kansas.
It was there that he realised that he was not the only one to suffer from the violence of the times.
There’s a woman and a boy who need a man, and Branch himself has two aching voids in his wearied heart.
He can only hope that things will work out for once as he fights big odds with impassive courage and a fast gun.
Or will his quest for justice ultimately cost him his life…?
Either way Branch is hell-bent on a quest that will send him into legend either as a hero, or The Loner…