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Once an Outlaw, Always an Outlaw
Southwest Colorado – 1890
One year after the oil discovery that turned it from ghost town to boom town, Cactus Poke is thriving. When the owner of the Silverstone Mining Company in Colorado proposes a business deal that would bring the railroad line to Cactus Poke, Pa eagerly accepts. Accompanied by Sadie and Clyde, he sets out on a trip to Colorado to sign the deal that will usher Cactus Poke into the next century.
But the mission quickly derails when their stagecoach is held up by a posse who take Pa for an outlaw, leaving Sadie and Clyde stranded in the Rocky Mountains. Determined to set the misunderstanding to rights, Sadie and Clyde make their way to the small mining town of Silverstone. But when they get there, the sheriff doesn’t know anything about the group of supposed lawmen who took Pa—and worse, the Silverstone Mining Company claims never to have sent the letter that started all this in the first place. When Clyde starts investigating, he discovers that he and Sadie—along with new friends and old enemies—are caught in the middle of a tangled web of outlaws, buried treasure, decades-old grudges, betrayal, and revenge.
And worst of all, the key to finding Pa and bringing a merciless band of outlaws to justice rests in the hands of a man only the truly desperate would risk trusting . . .