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The novel Tombstone was written by Giles Tippette. It is based on the script written by Kevin Jarre for the film of the same name. The story takes place in the south eastern corner of Arizona. It is a land made for the outlaws. People who live there do not earn enough in the desert with their cattle. So they steal it in Mexico. In this area a town grows - the town Tombstone. It is a silver-mining city. There is no real law although there is a sheriff. The law is an organisation of bandits called Cowboys which members wear a red sash. The leader is Curly Bill Broncius. The men kill, rape and steal and nobody can stop them. Wyatt Earp arrives in Tucson where he meets his two brothers with their wives. Wyatt, Virgil and Morgan Earp - they have been sheriffs but now they want to earn money and live a happy life. Therefore they want to go to Tombstone. There they meet sheriff Behan who wants to help them in finding a house. Wyatt Earp obtains a job in the Oriental Saloon. In Tombstone he also meets the player and killer Doc Holliday who is his friend and who suffers from tuberculosis and Josephine Marcus an actress who Wyatt likes from the first moment. Soon the Earps get to know the power of the Cowboys. They terrorize the city and even the people are afraid of walking in the streets. After the town sheriff Fred White is killed Wyatt is asked again if he wants to become the new one. But he refuses. His brothers, Virgil and Morgan think that they must do something so they become ...

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