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Strong Darkness: Jon Land

Judge Roy Bean would meet out his own brand of justice anyway that suited him. He as legend would have it held court in his saloon along the Rio Grande. A barren or devastated wasteland or stretch of the Chihuahuan Desert southwest of Texas is where his saloon was located. Judge Roy Bean returns center court in this historical fiction novel that takes readers back to 1883, the South Pacific Railroad, the death of Chinese women and his connection to one Texas Ranger named William Ray Strong. Saloonkeeper, Justice of the Peace in Val Verde County, Texas, he considered himself the law west of Pecos. Judge Roy Bean was often cast as a hanging judge and as the novel opens we meet him as he is about to pass sentence on someone who killed a young Chinese man, a Texas Ranger that questions his verdict and…

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