Hell's Bounty

Hell's Bounty

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If the Western town of Falling Rock isn't dangerous enough due to drunks, fast guns and greedy miners, it gets a real dose of ugly when a soulless, dynamite-loving bounty hunter named Smith rides into town to bring back a bounty, dead or alivepreferably dead. In the process, Smith sets off an explosive chain of events that send him straight to the waiting room in Hell where he is offered a one-time chance to absolve himself.Satan, a bartender also known as Snappy, wants Smith to hurry back to earth and put a very bad hombre out of commission. Someone Smith has already met in the town of Falling Rock. A fellow named Quill, who has, since Smith's departure, sold his soul to the Old Ones, and has been possessed by a nasty, scaly, winged demon with a cigar habit and a bad attitude. Quill wants to bring about the destruction of the world, not to mention the known universe, and hand it all over: moon, stars, black spaces, cosmic dust, as well as all of humanity, to the nasty Lovecraftian deities that wait on the other side of the veil. It's a bargain made in worse places than Hell.Even Satan can't stand for that kind of dark business.And though Smith isn't so sure humanity is that big of a loss, the alternative of him cooking eternally while being skewered on a meat hook isn't particularly appealing.It's a opportunity not only for Smith to experience action and adventure and deal with the living dead and all manner of demonic curses and terrible prophecies, it's a shot at love with a beautiful, one-eyed, redheaded-darling with a whip, a woman named Payday. But it's an even bigger shot at redemption.Saddle up, partner. It's time to ride into an old fashioned pulp and horror adventure full of gnashing teeth, exploding dynamite, pistol fire, and a few late night kisses.
Publisher: Burton, MI : Subterranean Press, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781596067455
1596067454
Branch Call Number: Fic
PS3562.A557 H45 2016
Characteristics: 190 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Lansdale, John L.

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The West is wild enough, but things get weird when a soulless, dynamite-loving bounty hunter named Smith sets off a chain of events that land him in the waiting room of Hell. Coming back to the town of Falling Rock, Smith’s set up with a Colt pistol loaded with endless silver bullets and an ama... Read More »


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