The Scorpion Trail (A Josiah Wolfe Novel)

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9780425233795: The Scorpion Trail (A Josiah Wolfe Novel)

Second in the Josiah Wolfe series from a Spur award-winning author

Starting your life over in a big city like Austin, Texas, is no easy task, especially for a man raised in the country like Texas Ranger Josiah Wolfe. Now, after uprooting his son to the state's capital, Josiah must leave Austin to meet up with the rest of the Texas Ranger Frontier Battalion. But before he can get to work, Josiah has to make a quick stop to check on his old friend Juan Carlos, who's no stranger to trouble.

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The Scorpion Trail won the 2011 Will Rogers Medallion Award for Western Fiction, and the 2011 Best Books of Indiana literary competition (fiction category).

Judge's comments from the 2011 Best Books of Indiana Literary competition:

For the second-consecutive year, Larry D. Sweazy delighted Best Books of Indiana judges with his latest addition to the Josiah Wolfe series. The Scorpion Trail, while a traditional and gritty western novel, sets itself apart in the genre due to Sweazy's deft storytelling and historical accuracy. It was a joy to watch the further development Josiah Wolfe's character throughout his new adventures in The Scorpion Trail, which truly compliments Sweazy's previous novel The Rattlesnake Season. While The Scorpion Trail stands very well on its own, reading the books in tandem is recommended for a truly great western experience.

Sweazy's The Rattlesnake Season, was only the second western novel ever selected as a finalist for the Best Books of Indiana competition. The Scorpion Trail now becomes the first western to win the competition. Both recognitions are testament to the supreme quality of Sweazy's Josiah Wolfe series, which are not simply great westerns, but great novels of fiction.

About the Author:

Larry D. Sweazy (larrydsweazy.com)won the WWA Spur award for Best Short Fiction in 2005, and was nominated for a Derringer award in 2007.  His first novel, The Rattlesnake Season, was a finalist in the Best Books of 2010 Indiana literary competition.   His second novel, The Scorpion Trail won the 2011 Will Rogers Medallion Award for Western Fiction and the 2011 Best Books of Indiana literary competition in the fiction category.  The Scorpion Trail is the first western to ever win the Best Books of Indiana.  He has published over 50 non-fiction articles and short stories, which have appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine; Boys' Life; Hardboiled; Amazon Shorts, and other publications and anthologies.  Larry is the author of the Josiah Wolfe, Texas Ranger series (Berkley), and a standalone, modern-day, mystery novel, The Devil's Bones (Five Star).  He is member of MWA (Mystery Writers of America), WWA (Western Writers of America), WF (Western Fictioneers), and ITW (International Thriller Writers). He lives in the Midwest, with his wife, Rose, two dogs, and a cat.

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