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Takedown: Taming John Wesley Hardin

Takedown: Taming John Wesley Hardin [Kindle Edition]

Dale Chase

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Few Texans believe the notorious gunman John Wesley Hardin, who has killed more than thirty men over a ten-year period, will ever be captured, but on a fall day in 1878 he enters the Huntsville prison to serve a twenty-five-year sentence for murder. Witnessing the arrival is convict Garland Quick who, though he’s sworn to never again love a desperado, is immediately taken with the handsome twenty-five-year-old killer. When the two men are thrown together at work in the wheelwright shop, a relationship begins and Gar is drawn into Hardin’s escape attempt, only to pay a price for its failure. Complicating things is lifer Jim Scanlon, Gar’s cellmate and sexual partner, who, unlike most others, does not look kindly on the charismatic Hardin. As years pass, feelings deepen, yet Gar faces an unexpected challenge when Hardin takes up law study and lobbies for a pardon he just might get.

“What a pleasure, this delicious combination of love story, erotica, and Western! Well researched, moving, arousing, and wise, Dale Chase’s latest novel is a fine depiction of how bodily desire can rescue men from despair.”
—Jeff Mann, author of Purgatory: A Novel of the Civil War

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1513 KB
  • Print Length: 319 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Lethe Press (29 Sep 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #661,366 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended. 16 Oct 2013
By Stephanie N. Gomez - Published on
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Be forewarned! This is a purely fictionalized accounting of John Wesley Hardin's time spent in Huntsville prison in Texas in the 1800's. That being said, this is one great book!

Garland Quick is another prisoner who meets Harding, at first a legend, but who is really just a man. Gar shares a cell with Jim, a lifer who Gar has an intimate, but not exclusive relationship with. Gar meets Hardin and their attraction to one another can't be denied. They enter into a relationship rife with the guilt feelings Wes, as a 'regular' man feels for having sex with another man, and his penchant for wanting to escape one way or another.

Deftly written by Dale Chase, Takedown spins a gentle story in an ungentle time and place. It is very simply a great read.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Chase's Best 2 May 2014
By William Holden - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
Anyone who is familiar with the writing of Dale Chase knows that she has a way with prose, sex, and emotions. Her latest work is no different. It is beautifully written; warm, emotional, and sexually charged in a way that only Chase knows how to do.

Readers familiar with her other novel, Wyatt: Doc Holliday’s Account of an Intimate Friendship will be in for a wonderful surprise with Takedown. Chase stepped out of her comfort zone of riding the open range and wrote a fictionalized account of John Wesley Hardin, and his time inside the Huntsville prison.

Takedown is Chase at her best. It’s a fantastic read, and one that will keep you turning the page well into the early morning hours.
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