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Dead Man's Revenge (Rancho Diablo Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

Colby Jackson , Mel Odom , Bill Crider , James Reasoner
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Western action explodes as Sam Blaylock fights to save Rancho Diablo. Has a dead man returned to take revenge against Sam, or is there something more human at work? Even the law doesn't seem to be on Sam's side as he takes on enemies that strike in the night.

DEADMAN'S REVENGE is the third volume in the exciting Rancho Diablo series.

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  • File Size: 238 KB
  • Print Length: 111 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004VB605S
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A traditional Western with some depth August 1, 2011
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While this third Rancho Diablo book picks up on loose ends from the first story, as well as carrying on themes from the second book, it should be perfectly accessible to new readers in its own right. (Although, really, at $2.99 a pop, it's not that difficult to catch up on the whole series at this relatively early stage.) That's one of the advantages of an inexpensive series of short ebooks: it's not too intimidating to pick up the back catalog, either in terms of investing time or money.

I'm starting to think of Rancho Diablo in terms of a really good Western TV series: each installment tells a self-contained story, but each one also builds on what came before, adding to the ongoing character development and themes. And while this story focuses on a relatively traditional tale of revenge (hardly a spoiler; it's part of the title), it also fleshes out ranch owner Sam Blaylock's relationship with the town of Shooter's Point, and his nemesis,local entrepreneur and newspaper owner Mitchell McCarthy.

While I had been concerned in earlier books that Sam Blaylock was too perfect a hero, it's clear that the series authors plan on addressing that issue. While the fact that Blaylock and Rancho Diablo attract trouble that more often than not gets resolved with gunplay allows the series to feature the traditional motifs of Western fiction, it doesn't come without a cost. The town is very aware of the high body count coming from Rancho Diablo, and it's not something they approve of at all. I'm really enjoying the fact that the elements that make Rancho Diablo a fun, traditional Western series are also producing ramifications that are being explored in a realistic way.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rancho Diablo November 23, 2011
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This is a great series,great story and a fast read.i really like the serial aspect of it,with a new one every few months.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thrilling Western Story December 11, 2011
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Bill Crider takes over as "Colby Jackson" for this Rancho Diablo novel and does a fine job of spinning a thrilling Western story. Continuing and expanding on the storylines established in previous entries, Crider throws in a touch of the possibly supernatural as an old enemy of Sam Blaylock appears to have returned from the grave. Like all the Rancho Diablo novels, DEAD MAN'S REVENGE is highly entertaining.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good reading March 11, 2014
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good adventure's book.
enjoy reading this author's books. Very detailed on characters and situations in the old west during unsettling times.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Dead man`s revenge February 24, 2014
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As westerns go, this is one of the better serials you will read. The author gives a sense of realism to his characters,and thi is no exception. A good read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good but short. February 18, 2014
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I like the story, every thing about it except it is to short. That is the only reason I gave it a 4 instead of a 5.

Sam Blaylock is again bringing bodies into Shooter's Creek. These men have attacked his family. Why? That is what Sam needs to find our. Is it a haint, as Gabby said or some one from Sam's past?

The stories are very good, I like the characters, you get to know them and can relate to them after a few books. If you like westerns that move pretty fast and has a lot of action you will like this, except it ends to soon. I guess that helps sell the next in the series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Series Rancho Diablo November 25, 2013
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I can't say anything to express the enjoyment I got from the series of Rancho Diablo they are well written and very entertaining, I had a hard time putting them down once I started to read them
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars ... series for anyone who likes or thinks they may like westerns....
Interesting series for anyone who likes or thinks they may like westerns. These Rancho Diablo books are enjoyable quick reads.
Published 1 month ago by Kali the Cat
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read
It is one of a series and as I said about the one of the series before this one it is good reading but the author doesn't stray far from the way things play out in each book. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Larry E Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book
This was a very good book, for the price you can't go wrong, I was really happy that I had bought this Book. If you like reading Westerns then you will love reading this book.
Published 22 months ago by Denny F. Pelto
5.0 out of 5 stars The Series Continues to Impress
Really good. The Rancho Diablo series continues to run strong. This is book 3, though when I started reading it I thought it was book 2 because it picks up the plot lines left... Read more
Published on August 25, 2012 by Charles Gramlich
4.0 out of 5 stars A galloping good read
If this isn't an homage to the B-westerns shown at Saturday matinees, and which later became staples of television programming in the 1950s, I don't know what is. Read more
Published on June 17, 2012 by Wreditor
5.0 out of 5 stars New favorite western writer
I'm a long time Johnstone fan, but was caught up with all the books in the western series' and looking for something new. Read more
Published on March 4, 2012 by Gerald J. O. Riley
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