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Showdown in Abilene (A Rio Concho Western) (English Edition) von [Wallon, Alfred]
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Kindle Edition, 25. April 2013
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Länge: 62 Seiten Word Wise: Aktiviert Verbesserter Schriftsatz: Aktiviert
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The brainchild of Amazon Kindle Number One bestselling western writers Mike Stotter and Ben Bridges, PICCADILLY PUBLISHING is dedicated to reissuing classic fiction from Yesterday and Today!


The men from Rancho Bravo have just driven five thousand head of Longhorns north from Texas to Abilene, Kansas. Once the herd has been sold, the men look forward to sampling everything the cattle town has to offer. But foreman Jay Durango has other ideas. The men had better toe the line, or they’ll have Town Marshal ‘Bear River’ Tom Smith to deal with.

But when a fight breaks out following a visit to Abilene´s opera house, the Rancho Bravo boys—including Billy Calhoun, Tom Calhoun’s youngest son—wind up in jail.
It never rains but it pours. And while his men are locked away, Jay encounters an old enemy in the shape of gunman Lee Kedrick, who has some plans of his own plans about getting rich any way possible.

Jay is the only man who stands in his way.


Alfred Wallon was born in Germany in 1957 and has been a student of the Old West since he started reading. "I inherited this love from my father," says Alfred. "I remember him reading a lot of western novels and watching TV series like High Chaparral, Laramie, The Rifleman and quite a few others." Alfred grew up with western novels and decided in 1980 to write one of his own, Showdown in Abilene. Influenced by the TV series High Chaparral, this was to become the first book in his epic ranch western series, RIO CONCHO. Over the last 30 years Alfred, who is also a member of the Western Writers of America, has written 30 novels in this series. A prolific penman, he has also written some 150 short novels and 50 paperbacks and harcovers during the last 30 years, including everything from historical westerns to SF & Fantasy, Crime and Adventure to Horror. With PP co-founder Ben Bridges he has collaborated on three books, All Guns Blazing, Cannon for Hire and Earth-Shattering. He also writes a series called THE CIVIL WAR CHRONICLES. "More than thirty years after I started writing westerns, one of my dreams has finally come true," says Alfred. "Thanks to Piccadilly Publishing, I finally get the opportunity to see English-language editions of my books being offered to western readers worldwide."


  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dateigröße: 310 KB
  • Seitenzahl der Print-Ausgabe: 62 Seiten
  • Verlag: Piccadilly Publishing; Auflage: First Kindle Edition (25. April 2013)
  • Verkauf durch: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ASIN: B00CJ89IZY
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HASH(0x896a70d8) von 5 Sternen Excellent Traditional Western 24. März 2014
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I've been wanting to read some of Alfred Wallon's Western novels for a while, but nearly all of them were published only in Germany, and despite two years of German in college I'm far from being fluent enough to read in that language at anything more than a very rudimentary level.

However, thanks to the good folks at Piccadilly Publishing, some of Wallon's novels are now appearing in English translations as e-books, so I was able to start at the beginning with his first novel, SHOWDOWN IN ABILENE, which is also the first book in his most successful series, Rio Concho.

These books revolve around the adventures of the cowboys who work on the Rancho Bravo spread in West Texas. Foreman Jay Durango is the protagonist in SHOWDOWN IN ABILENE. I don't know if he plays that role in succeeding books, but I'll find out since I have the next two in the series. This one finds Jay and the rest of the Rancho Bravo crew arriving in Abilene with a trail herd they've brought to the railhead, a classic situation in Western novels. They're not there long before Jay encounters an old enemy and several of the cowboys get mixed up in a brawl that causes Abilene's marshal, Bear River Tom Smith, to throw them in jail. The situation quickly escalates with an attempt on Jay's life, a fire that threatens to destroy the town, and a bank robbery that leads to the title showdown.

This is a relatively short novel, and Wallon never lets the action slow down for long. Jay Durango is a fine hero, tough but honorable and with a touch of mystery about his background. We don't really learn a lot about the supporting cast, but they're likable enough and this is just the first book in a long-running series, after all. I really enjoyed the mixture of fiction and history, such as the appearance of Bear River Tom Smith, who was the marshal in Abilene immediately before Wild Bill Hickok. Wallon provides an entertaining afterword about the historical aspects of the novel, as well as some background on his Rio Concho series.

SHOWDOWN IN ABILENE is a good solid traditional Western, and I'm glad it's now available in English. If you're a Western fan, it's certainly well worth reading.
HASH(0x896a7f6c) von 5 Sternen Showdown in Abilene 13. August 2013
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Very good book and story, Alfred Wallon is pretty good. First time I've read any of his book. I will read more of his books went I find them.
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HASH(0x896bb3c0) von 5 Sternen Billy's journey to being a man. 11. November 2013
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This story is about a ranch in Texas and a trail drive to Kansas and events that Lead to Billy Shooting a bank robber and the forman killing a old enemy. A good read.
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