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Bullets for a Ballot (Cash Laramie & Gideon Miles Series Book 5) [Kindle Edition]

Nik Morton
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Book Description

Cash Laramie Returns! Gun Smoke Rises And Blood Spills.

In the town of Bear Pines, Mrs. Tolliver has announced she is running for the mayoral office. She’s the first woman to run as a candidate which divides the residents and sets the town into a tailspin. U.S. Marshal Cash Laramie is sent in to maintain peace and order and to protect Tolliver and her family from powerful allies of the incumbent, Mayor Nolan. In a bid to force her to quit the race, things turn ugly ... and deadly. Surrounded by killers who will stop at nothing to make sure Mrs. Tolliver is not elected, Cash wires Cheyenne for assistance, but will help arrive in time?

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Praise for Amazon's Top Rated and Best Sellers Cash Laramie and Gideon Miles series:

"I confess, until I read Grainger's Cash and Miles stories, I always thought of Westerns as dusty, dated affairs. But Grainger proved me wrong. His blend of Westerns and crime fiction is pitch-perfect, bringing out the best in both genres."
-- Chris F. Holm

"Plain and simple, Edward A. Grainger's, ADVENTURES OF CASH LARAMIE AND GIDEON MILES, proves that there's not only life in the western genre, but it's kicking butt and taking names. This is one of the most entertaining Westerns of the year."
-- Larry D. Sweazy

"These aren't just great Westerns; they're great stories."
-- Steve Weddle

Product Details

  • File Size: 441 KB
  • Print Length: 118 pages
  • Publisher: BEAT to a PULP (March 1, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007GE8HCG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,963 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A 5 Bullet Review April 9, 2012
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Nik Morton has a winner here. I enjoyed following U. S. Marshall Cash Laramie through this journey as he does what he can to protect a woman running for mayor against the sleezy incumbent. Full of twists and turns, this western kept me reading until the last page. There a few shockers in there, so hold on to your gun belt, it's gonna be a thrilling ride.

Kudos to Mr. Morton, for a tale well spun.

Author Kelly Abell
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Bullets for a Ballot March 19, 2013
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Violent--maybe too violent. Not that the 1880's were not violent. Could definitely tell the author was a male. Did like the overall characters, and plot was realistic, to a point. Wished for a more joyous ending. Would read this author again, think he has great storytelling ability. /Stephanie
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4.0 out of 5 stars typical bloody western April 3, 2014
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A short but entertaining book in the genre of the old west as the stories tell it. The characters are generally true to form. Women getting the vote and running for mayor. All this happening in once liberal Wyoming. Women got the right to vote there before any other state...a historical fact. Enjoyable read that has a lot of killing..some quasi-legal!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Taking Up Arms for Suffrage May 30, 2012
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As the curtain rises, we find ourselves in 1869 Wyoming territory (Little known fact: Wyoming was the first "state" to legalize women's suffrage. Did so when still a territory in 1869.). There's action right away. A gang of hooligans is about to burn a poor widow out of house, home and, indeed, life itself. It's a familiar dilemma in western literature, and the ensuing story line of Bullets follows a rather standard western formula with some extremely interesting modern variations. In some ways, one might take the novel as a Louis L'Amour work, and I mean that as a hearty compliment. The characters are vivid, not too complicated, the conflicts straightforward, every page full of excitement. It's a book constantly on the move, seldom pauses to take a breath. There is a lot more sex than L'Amour ever portrayed, and there is that steady drumbeat of protest against discrimination. L'Amour didn't indulge in much polemic. Still, Morton's pages share with L'Amour's the authentic feel of western adventure and the relentless, irresistible narrative drive. I don't know another author with Morton's range of time and geography. (Try his A Sudden Vengeance Waits for an exciting crime story set in contemporary England) But wherever he goes, he carries a torch for justice and a talent for pulling the reader into a compelling story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sad but a great story July 24, 2014
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This is a book you will love but more than a few times it will tare your heart out. It was how the West was won with brave men & women & their heartbreak. All in the name of ous becoming the United States. The hero's who started it all.
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5.0 out of 5 stars always good June 25, 2014
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Miles and cash are are the epitome of those that tamed the west. Very well written and engaging.I cant wait for more.
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5.0 out of 5 stars From and by Barbara December 18, 2014
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Although I'm not new at reading westerns I am a first time reader of Nik Morton's and I have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed every word! Another thing I really appreciated was, I don't think I read one curse word! No matter what the book or the story is about, it doesn't make it better to have all those curse words! It takes a pretty talented writer to take a character(s) that is not of his own making, and write a wonderful story as if they were. And Nik Moreton is that author! Thank you Sir, for a wonderful story. I plan on checking out his other westerns. I highly recommend this book!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth your time. May 29, 2014
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I am not a reader of this genre, but picked this one up out of curiosity. Within just a few pages, the character and plot drew me in. I recommend this to all who enjoy an entertaining and compelling read.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Bullets for a Ballot
Enjoy reading stories with this character. Get a real sense of life from those days. Real situations that mirror current life. Looked forward to turning the page.
Published 6 months ago by angelia elleby
3.0 out of 5 stars an ok read
Predictable story with simplistic language that felt artificial. Moderately enjoyable. I will not be reading any more of the series.
Published 7 months ago by andthings
4.0 out of 5 stars Fast Read
Has a fast pace. Enjoyable reading with surprise ending.
Published 9 months ago by Jan L. Beaderstadt
5.0 out of 5 stars Good guys came out on top this time
this books covers the times and trials of a lad aged 14 through adulthood, and the challanges, heartbreak, successes, and failures that he faced , his ability to meet them head on... Read more
Published 13 months ago by paul bass
4.0 out of 5 stars I'd Vote For This
Let me say straight away that as a lover of Western films I had never read a Western book. Mr Morton has really captured the atmosphere of the old west where men were men and... Read more
Published 13 months ago by John Holt
2.0 out of 5 stars Review
Okay read; somewhat interesting but just not all that enthralling. Glad I read it but I would not read any more of this series.
Published 13 months ago by Lucy Derrig
4.0 out of 5 stars Cash and Gideon keeping the peace during a violent election...
Cash Laramie is sent to protect a widow who is also a candidate for mayor in the sort of town where one guy with all the money and power keeps everyone else under his thumb. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Colleen McMahon
3.0 out of 5 stars Good reading...
Cash Laramie is always up for a bit of mayhem - he just loves killin' bad guys. All the elements to keep the story rolling along are there, with the delivery style earning a rating... Read more
Published 14 months ago by scriber
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More About the Author

Writing as Nik Morton, he is the author of two psychic spy Cold War thrillers The Prague Papers and The Tehran Text, a collection of 22 crime short stories that feature Leon Cazador, Spanish Eye, "a perfect TV vehicle for Antonio Banderas," he says! He's also the author of a modern vigilante crime thriller, Sudden Vengeance, a crime series beginning with Catalyst, and a western e-book, Bullets for a Ballot. Writing as Ross Morton, Nik has 6 western novels published: Death at Bethesda Falls, Last Chance Saloon, The $300 Man, Blind Justice at Wedlock, Old Guns; and The Magnificent Mendozas. He's the editor of A Fistful of Legends, 21 stories of the Old West. His writing guide Write a Western in 30 Days is useful to writers for all genre fiction. He co-authored the fantasy quest Wings of the Overlord.

He sold his first story in 1971 and has had 120 short stories published - some winning awards - in various genres, among them action, adventure, romance, ghost, horror, sci-fi, western and crime; some currently in paperback anthologies. While serving in the Royal Navy, he was so successful as a student of a writing correspondence course he was invited to become a tutor, but his career commitments precluded him accepting that job.

For over forty years, he has edited periodicals and contributed hundreds of articles, book and film reviews. He has chaired several writers' circles and run writing and screenplay workshops. Since 1995, he has edited books and, for the period 2003-2007, he was sub-editor of the monthly colour magazine, Portsmouth Post, and for 2011-2013 he was Editor in Chief of Solstice Publishing, but stepped down to pursue his many writing projects.

He lives in Spain with his wife Jennifer; their daughter, son-in-law, grandson and granddaughter live nearby.

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