PISTOL JOHNNY by Joseph Wayne

PISTOL JOHNNY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A Denver reporter's one-man campaign to prove young Johnny Ryman is innocent of the charge of murder for which he has been sentenced to death takes Ed Harrington into an isolated section of Wyoming. There he finds Bill Quinn's hold on Great Bear has perverted justice, rigged the trial and blankets democratic life, and his efforts to clear Johnny become dangerous. The proof clears Johnny but is not able to prevent his execution -- which serves some purpose in revitalizing the town. Solider than most.

Pub Date: July 8th, 1960
Publisher: Doubleday