Robert J. Randisi The Ghost With Blue Eyes

ISBN 13: 9780786246731

The Ghost With Blue Eyes

4.39 avg rating
( 44 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780786246731: The Ghost With Blue Eyes
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

THAT TRAGIC SIGHT

It was a sight that would haunt Lancaster's soul for the rest of his life—a beautiful little girl with startling blue eyes. Eyes that looked up at him as he fired the shot that killed her. He hadn't meant to do it. Why did she have to get in the way just as he drew down on the man he was hired to kill? He asked himself that question every day, but he never found the answer, or a way to forgive himself. Even before the girl's body was cold, Lancaster hung up his guns and picked up a bottle. But even the booze couldn't get those blue eyes out of his head. And when he found another little girl who needed his help, a girl as desperate and sad as the one he'd killed, he knew he'd finally found a way to regain his soul...even if it cost him his life in the bargain.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Robert J. Randisi has written more than 270 Western novels under 11 different names, including six different Western series. He was exposed to the fans of Western legends John Jakes, Elmer Kelton, and Loren D. Estleman through his contributions to The Funeral of Tanner Moody and Legend anthologies. He co-founded and edited Mystery Scene magazine and the American Crime Writers League. He founded The Private Eye Writers of America in 1981, where he created the Shamus Award. Crow Bait was Randisi's 24th novel with Dorchester and his 14th Western.

From Publishers Weekly:

Randisi's (Targett) short but intense western delivers exciting plot in spare, exacting prose. After the gunfighter known only as Lancaster turns down a $10,000 offer to kill a man (Lancaster provides protection but he's not a killer-for-hire), he is forced into a gunfight with his would-be target, with tragic results: Lancaster accidentally kills a six-year-old girl. Haunted by the memory of the girl's vivid blue eyes, Lancaster moves to another town, where he gives up the gun and becomes the town drunk. But fate steps in to change his life once again when he meets nine-year-old Alicia and her mother, who are on the run from Alicia's abusive father, rich and powerful Aaron Delaware. Alicia's mother is killed by one of Delaware's hired guns and Delaware arrives to claim his daughter, but Lancaster comes to the rescue and takes Alicia to the best person he can think of to care for her--the mother of the girl he killed. Readers will experience the pleasures found in old "B" Westerns: the simple (but not simplistic) moral opposition between good and evil and the inspiration of personal redemption. (Aug.)

Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780843945713: The Ghost With Blue Eyes

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0843945710 ISBN 13:  9780843945713
Publisher: Leisure Books, 1999
Softcover

9781477842256: The Ghost with Blue Eyes

Amazon..., 2013
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Randisi, Robert J.
Published by Thorndike Pr (2002)
ISBN 10: 0786246731 ISBN 13: 9780786246731
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thorndike Pr, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110786246731

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 74.98
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Robert J. Randisi
Published by Thorndike Pr (2002)
ISBN 10: 0786246731 ISBN 13: 9780786246731
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thorndike Pr, 2002. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0786246731

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 242.12
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds