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IT'S A MATCH MADE IN HELL.Card player extraordinaire Poker Alice knows when hold 'em, when to fold 'em, and when to team up with master gunman Newt "Widowmaker" Jones. She's betting on Jones to protect her--and her money--on a treasure hunt in the California desert. Legend has it that a shipwreck is buried in the Salton sands. Some say it's a Spanish galleon that got stuck when the sea ran dry. Other says it's a Chinese junk full of pearls or a Viking ship filled with Aztec treasure. Either way, a lot of very mean and dangerously violent folks would kill to find itWhich is why Poker Annie needs the Widowmaker. In this game, it's winner takes all. Losers die...

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Brett Cogburn

BioAward-winning author, Brett Cogburn, was reared in Texas and the mountains of Southeastern Oklahoma. He had the fortune for many years to make his living from the back of a horse, where cowboys still step on frisky broncs on cold mornings, and drag calves to the branding fire on the end of a rope from their saddlehorn. Growing up around ranches, livestock auctions, oilfield rig sites, and backwoods hunting camps filled his head with stories, and he never forgot a one. In his own words, "My grandfather taught me to ride a bucking horse, my mother gave me a love of reading, and my father taught me how to shoot straight. Cowboys are just as wild as they ever were, and I've been fortunate enough to know more than a few."Whether setting his novels in the Old West or the Twenty-First Century, Brett focuses on characters, the real and the eccentric. His list of novels include Panhandle, The Texans, and Forty Loads, Destiny, Texas, Two-Dollar Pistol, and Widowmaker Jones, with more on the way. He holds a BA in English with a minor in history, and currently makes his home with his family on a little ranch in Oklahoma.

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