The year is 1864. Sister Thomas Josephine is on her way from St Louis, Missouri, to Sacramento, California. During the course of her journey, however, she'll find that her faith requires her to take off her wimple and pick up a gun...
NUNSLINGER Book II relates the true tale of how Sister Thomas Josephine of St Louis, Missouri, comes to be wanted for murder and faces the hangman's noose in Carson City, Nevada. Only by relying on the help of an armload of fancy women and a wily old friend does she have any hope for escape!
Another 60 page episode and another blast, as our heroine rides straight out of one crisis and into another. Sister Josephine rocks up in a backwater settlement and happens upon a young starving child who is heavily pregnant. A blast from a shotgun leaves our bride of Christ sitting in prison, awaiting certain execution – especially as the dead child rapist, Wade happens to be the brother of our local lawman – Sheriff Paxton.
Intervention in the form of some curious and kind-hearted good-time girls and a fire at the jail sees our nun, taking refuge at the local knocking shop. With Paxton incensed and tearing around the town trying to recapture our nun, fortune temporarily shines on our nun, as Abe Muir (remember him from episode 1? Outlaw, deserter, nun kidnapper and enemy of Lieutenant Carthy) happens to be enjoying the attentions of some of the local beauties.
Coitus interruptus and the unlikely pair attempt to flee town again, only for disaster to strike. Sister Josephine soon finds herself back in clink and Paxton is determined to have his revenge.
Another 4 from 5 and another notch on the scoreboard.
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