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Red River Reunion

From the author of Gunslingers: A Story of the Old West comes a second novel about freedom and justice on the American Frontier and the Old West.

 

Red River Reunion is a classic Western Fiction novel set in 1877 that traces the lives of U.S. Deputy Marshal Luxton Danner and Texas Ranger Wes Payne during their latest Texas adventures, where they risk everything to defend the meek, uphold frontier law, and satisfy their pursuit of doing what no other men can.

 

Tragic circumstances, lawlessness, and villainy, mark life in the Old West as settlers and law enforcement band together to survive and thrive and create a safe and prosperous future for all. Fans of Layne’s distinctive style will enjoy his rich characters and period details that bring the Old West back to life.

Release Date: October 15, 2020

Red River Reunion is a classic Western Fiction novel set in 1877. Rich in period details about life in the Old West, the story traces the lives of U.S. Deputy Marshal Luxton Danner and Texas Ranger Wes Payne during their latest Texas adventures, where they risk everything to defend the meek, uphold frontier law, and satisfy their pursuit of doing what no other men can.
Western fiction is a genre of literature set in the American Old West frontier and typically set from the late eighteenth to the late nineteenth century. 

About the Author

John is a veteran of law enforcement whose career began with the Houston Texas Police Department in 1981. After bringing his badge to a couple of additional agencies, he retired in 2012 but never left the profession. He is currently a Senior Detective for a state-wide law enforcement agency in North Texas.

​His writing career began in the sports industry as a freelance writer and sports editor for national magazines and online publications.  ​

He grew up watching western movies and reading stories of the old west. His theatrical influences included actors John Wayne, James Stewart, Clint Eastwood, and Sam Elliott as well as directors John Ford, Henry Hathaway, and Howard Hawks. He drew literary inspiration from Louis L’Amour, Robert B. Parker, C. J. Box, and Lee Child. His passion for history and the classic western genre inspired him to write his first novel, Gunslingers (Newman Springs 2019), and its sequel, Red River Reunion (Labrador Publishing 2020), both classic westerns set in 1877 Texas. ​

John is an avid sports fan and horse enthusiast. He is a member of Western Writers of America, Western FictioneersAmerican Paint Horse Association and the American Quarter Horse Association.

 

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Contact

 

Publisher Contact for Gunslingers

Newman Springs Publishing
320 Broad Street
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Phone: 800-634-7189

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Publisher Contact for Red River Reunion

Labrador Publishing LLC
24 W. Main St. Suite 330

Clinton, CT 06413
Phone: 860-552-2564

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