Since you all liked it so much and Christine asked so nicely, here’s another six from The Desert Fox and the Iberico Clavel, latest in the series that starts with The Strange Fate of Capricious Jones.
He stood, back straight, face turned away from the crowd, staring at the gallows where he was scheduled to hang in less than an hour’s time. The sweat that rolled from his brow was from the hot California sun, not from fear.
The same sweat stung at Alondra’s eyes. She wasn’t crying. She refused to cry for an idealistic idiot, no matter who he was.