Item description for Don't Never Shoot Short by Kent F. Frates...
Ken "Snake" Frasier is a deputy sheriff and oil and gas landman who lives in Cordell, Oklahoma, more by chance than by choice. Snake's rough and tumble world is populated by courthouse regulars and irregulars, oil patch characters, and colorful criminals.
As a deputy sheriff, Snake is thrust into a standoff between the sheriff of Washita County and a right-wing militia group known as the Freemen. As the confrontation between the sheriff and the militia escalates into a national incident, Snake searches for a mysterious witness in a murder case. The action sprawls across Oklahoma and into the Colorado Rockies, drawing Snake toward a harrowing confrontation with the dangerous "General" Sherman and a startling outcome to his murder investigation.
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An Oklahoma City resident, Frates has been practicing law for over forty years in courthouses across Oklahoma. He is the publisher and editor of the quarterly political and literary newsletter Common Sense. He is also the screenwriter of the independent film, Cockfight, and an award-winning historical author.
Kent F. Frates currently resides in Oklahoma City, in the state of Oklahoma. Kent F. Frates was born in 1938.
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Fast Paced! Dec 4, 2007
We meet Deputy Sheriff Ken Frasier, or Snake, to his friends, from Cordell, Oklahoma in this fast paced modern Western, "Don't Never Shoot Short". Snake, after tasting of life elsewhere for a season, finds his way back to his hometown and settles in familiar territory working as a Deputy Sheriff. His life and living conditions suit him just fine, not lonely as some would think. He is comfortable with his home, the work he does and the people he interacts with until he is thrown into a battle, concerning bank foreclosures, a militia group, and a murder that will rock his world and those around him. We find ourselves on quite a horse ride as we skirt in-between the good and the bad guys in this read. I have to tell you, I found this story quite lively. The characters were real, and interesting and the author weaved them together well to bring the story into play, and the locals were described to bring a good visual. I enjoyed the scene where Snake traveled up the mountain with Ron and Grindle to capture the 'bad guys." I felt as if I were climbing with them, and I loved the interaction between the characters.It was both intense and humorous. Good job! All in all a real modern Western, wrapped in mystery, danger and excitement, and one you will enjoy reading.