Galloway’s Gamble 2: Lucifer & The Great Baltimore Brawl
The long-awaited sequel to 2017 Western Fictioneers Peacemaker Award-winner GALLOWAY'S GAMBLE!
After their friends are swindled out of a champion racehorse by devious rival Cortland Van Brunt III in a fog-shrouded San Francisco sprint, endearingly argumentative poker-playing brothers Jamey and Jake Galloway lead the gang on a snakebit transcontinental quest: Can they reach Baltimore in time for a desperate long-shot bid to win back prized stallion Phoenix in a grudge-match race at Pimlico?
PRAISE FOR GALLOWAY’S GAMBLE & AUTHOR HOWARD WEINSTEIN
“Anyone who loves Charles Portis's style of writing in True Grit . . . should look no farther than Galloway's Gamble . . . Follow the years and adventures of brothers Jamey and Jake Galloway in 19th-century Texas, the Civil War and the American West, interacting with Indians, gamblers and whores extraordinaire, loves found and lost, and a mother with enduring grit for the future. This page-turning yarn had to end but this reader wished it hadn't.”
- Jeb Rosebrook, True West Magazine
“Entertaining, heartwarming, and historically accurate. If you haven't read a Weinstein novel before, start with this one, and be prepared to have a new favorite author.”
- Jeff Guinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Gunfight
“Weinstein’s story moves fast . . . and the final complicated gamble will please any reader who roots for the little guy.”
- Historical Novel Society
“Characterization is solid, and readers will bond with the main players . . .”
- Roundup Magazine (Western Writers of America)
“Howard Weinstein introduces the remarkable Cara Galloway and her two rambunctious sons, Jamey and Jake. Weinstein writes affable characters.”
- W. Michael Gear, New York Times bestselling author of Flight of the Hawk
“An odyssey through the West to manhood that should not be missed. Howard Weinstein's early influences seem to mirror my own. I only wish I had his storytelling touch.”
- Robert Randisi, prolific western and mystery novelist
"...Weinstein has crafted a rich, layered story where the characters leap off the page and the town they inhabit…comes alive. Though I recognize elements of the story from some of those Western movies I've seen, it's Weinstein's writing that makes it all feel fresh and new. Extensive research infuses his tale with authenticity..."
- Dayton Ward, New York Times bestselling author