THERE JUST WENT WOODY RUTLEDGE
After being marooned by a typhoon in the Philippine Sea, a missionary’s young son (Woodrow Rutledge) and a slave child (Kat Scott), are rescued and raised as equals by the head of one of Japan’s most notorious crime syndicates. The boys are schooled in the martial arts, weaponry and the ways of the Samurai—before abruptly and inexplicably being thrust into a new life in the American Old West. Woody and Kat are raised as brothers, by a family of four in Abilene, Texas. The boys’ talents and penchant for trouble begin to become apparent almost immediately upon arrival in the Americas, when they get caught up defending runaway slaves, from the bloodthirsty and murderous ways of professional runaway bounty hunters.
Now, hunted for aiding and abetting runaways and for the alleged attempted murder of a Federal Judge, they are forced to flee Texas and find a way to prove their innocence. Their exploits have earned them the reputation of two of the baddest young outlaws alive, causing every scoundrel, hoodlum and bounty hunter in the deep-south to come calling. Holding onto their own higher moral code of right and wrong, Woody and Kat ignite the fury of some of the West’s most notorious gunslingers in this tale of love, sacrifice, and death. The pair find themselves the prey of two of the most formidable and corrupt Federal Marshalls in the West. Dwayne “Gray” Mantis, known for his impossibly short-tempered nature, and the most ruthless of all federal marshals, Malakai Jones. To ensure the capture of the famous young guns, they team up with the vile British gunslinger and living legend, William “Buckshot” Buckner, a man with no soul.
The Marshals, Buckshot and every other bounty hunter in The Old West find that they will stop at nothing to bring Woody and Kat, now America’s most wanted fugitives, to “so-called” justice. Join them all, in this Stephen King meets Louie L’Amour tale, as they gain the respect and love of the people while enraging the unscrupulous soldiers of justice. Ride along on this adventurous journey with the hunters and the hunted. And find out why the people whisper, “there just went Woody Rutledge.”
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