The Damnation Affair

The Damnation Affair

eBook - 2012
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The West is a wild place, where the poison wind blows and the dead walk. But there is gold, and whiskey, and enough room for a man to forget what he once was--until he no longer can.

Jack Gabriel's been the sheriff in Damnation almost since the town grew out of the dust and the mud. He keeps the peace--sort of--and rides the circuit every dawn and dusk with the chartermage, making sure the wilderness doesn't seep into their fragile attempt at civilization. Away from the cities clinging to the New World's eastern rim, he doesn't remember what he was. At least, not much.

But Damnation is growing, and along comes a schoolmarm. Catherine Barrowe is a right proper Boston miss, and it's a mystery why she would choose this town where everything scandalous and dangerous is probably too much for a quality lady like her. Sometimes the sheriff wonders why she came out West--because everyone who does is running from something. He doesn't realize Cat may be prickly, delicate, and proper, but she is also determined. She's in Damnation to find her wayward older brother Robbie, whose letters were full of dark hints about gold, trouble...and something about a claim.

In a West where charm and charter live alongside clockwork and cold steel, where hot lead kills your enemy but it takes a blessing to make his corpse stay down, Cat will keep digging until she finds her brother. If Jack knew what she was after, he could solve the mystery--because he was the one who killed Robbie.

The thing is, Cat's brother just won't stay dead, and the undead are rising with him...

Word Count ~ 95,000


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Publisher: New York :, Orbit,, 2012
ISBN: 9780316402545
Characteristics: 1 online resource
text file, rda
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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Mar 06, 2014

Lots of mindless fun. Great beach or airplane book, or when you are tucked up in bed with a cold.

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Feb 22, 2014

Borrowed this because I enjoyed The Iron Wyrm Affair and The Red Plague Affair and hoped to fill in some gaps on the "world building" involved in these stories. Was sadly disappointed - this book is full of mainly dislikable characters who react in fairly bizarre ways to unbelievable events. I really wanted to enjoy this but couldn't :-( .

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