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Published author Conn Hamlett returns to the literary limelight with the release of the fifth book of the “John Lee Johnson” series. In “John Lee Johnson: Into the Pits of Hell” (published by Abbott Press), the threatening clash between right and wrong, good and bad continues.

Set in the 1865 postwar Texas where radical carpetbaggers and scalawags are running the government, this Western thriller narrates the adventures of former confederate soldier, John Lee Johnson. John finds himself haunted by a past foe. Frank McGrew, an ex-union general, holds John in disdain and now hatches a plan that forces John to face the notorious pit fighter El Toro in Chihuahua, Mexico. John survived the Civil War; now, he must survive El Toro, McGrew and those who plot to steal the peace he has worked so hard to find.

Propelled by fast-moving action, “John Lee Johnson: Into the Pits of Hell” gives readers a gripping read coupled with interesting side stories. It will appeal to those who are looking for a fast-paced Western with a good storyline. According to Hamlett, “If you read ten pages, you will be unable to put it down.”

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“John Lee Johnson: Into the Pits of Hell”
By Conn Hamlett
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 246 pages | ISBN 9781458221957
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 246 pages | ISBN 9781458221964
E-Book | 246 pages | ISBN 9781458221940
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Conn Hamlett earned a bachelor of arts from Lipscomb University and a master of arts from Peabody/Vanderbilt. His diverse career has included roles as a Latin teacher, professional wrestler in the NWA, competitive bodybuilder, radio personality and radio sports host. When Hamlett is not traveling the world, he lives in Joelton.

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