The GamblersBook - 1997
"MATT BRAUN IS A MASTER STORYTELLER OF FRONTIER HISTORY."
THEY WERE LEGENDS OF THE FRONTIER
They towered over the frontier: men like Hickok, Custer, Cody, and Earp. From Tombstone to Abilene, on a sprawling, rugged frontier, they forged a life by their cunning and courage. And between these gambling men-some who lost and some who won-was a woman who carved out a legend of her own.
WHO LIVED-AND DIED-IN A GAME OF CHANCE
A beautiful farm girl from Indiana, Mattie Silks traded innocence for the West's wildest men. But then her trail of love and money took her to the boomtown of Denver and a man named Cort Thomson-where Mattie could play for the highest stakes of all...
"BRAUN IS ONE OF THE BEST!"
-Don Coldsmith, author of the Spanish Bit series