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KNOWLES (A Western Historical Thriller) [Kindle Edition]

KENNETH MARKSON
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Knowles is a fast moving, action packed western adventure. When a small town sheriff is gunned down in the street by the murderous Hays gang, everyone in Reliant looks the other way except for Knowles. Johnny Knowles is determined to track down and bring the killers of the man he considered to be his father to justice, come what may.

But this story is not just about seeking revenge. It is also about helping others and finding true love. The whole panorama of the era unfolds before you, as you follow along with Knowles in a surprise twist to the final showdown.

If you enjoyed this story, you may also enjoy Kenneth's sequel "Saving Billy."


Product Details

  • File Size: 327 KB
  • Print Length: 162 pages
  • Publisher: KENNETH MARKSON (January 2, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008O0LKFC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #838,194 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Knowles-An entertaining and well-written novel September 20, 2012
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The author of this book does what every good writer should do. He takes us into the interior life of the protagonist. The reader is transported into Johnny Knowles' world and learns to understand the struggles that Johnny experiences on his journey to develop into the "good man" his mother had begged him to become. Along the way, the reader is treated to adventure and drama that makes for exciting reading.

I recommend this book, even for those who do not normally read westerns. This novel has action, good character development, and sharp dialogue. If you enjoy those elements of good writing, you will enjoy this book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good shoot-em-up Western.. September 4, 2012
By Les
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Very well written old- time Western. Nicely developed hero. Good story. Lots of gunplay and other action. Especially gritty in places.
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5.0 out of 5 stars EXCITING AND ENJOYABLE October 29, 2012
By Gig
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This book was exciting and enjoyable to read. It was well written and the encounters in the bad areas of the old west were interesting. Fun read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars LIVELY AND WELL RESEARCHED! September 27, 2012
By Nat
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Each character comes alive as this novel moves from boyhood to manhood. Knowles never loses sight of his main objective. The author has done his research well. Every geographical area is well depicted, even distinct flowers. The author paints a vivid picture of scenes such as a cattle stampede or an ambush with his words. Very enjoyable! I am looking forward to meeting Johnny Knowles again!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly enjoyed it September 26, 2012
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This was a well written account of some of the lesser written about parts of the old west. It makes you wonder how anyone survived parts of New Orleans. Great read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a surprise! June 3, 2013
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I'm not a fan of western novels, Zane Gray, etc. But I got a chance to get this book for my kindle for free, and for some reason it caught my eye. What a pleasant surprise it turned out to be. Simple, straightforward and to the point, like the main character. But a good plot and interesting details. Well worth your time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great story! December 22, 2012
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I liked all the historical elements that were built into the story from East Texas to New Orleans, then all the way back to West Texas.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Western Tale
I loved this book. The characters, the action, the locations, it was all perfect. Johnny Knowles became a real life hero yet stayed true to himself throughout. Recommend!
Published 2 days ago by Judy Paulson
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed
I liked this book and I enjoy reading westerns. I had not read anything by this author before but would again.
Published on December 5, 2012 by koz
2.0 out of 5 stars Western
The story was pretty goof, and had all of the elements for a good story, however I am noyncertain of the author was stereotyping, but the repetative use of the word "well"... Read more
Published on November 20, 2012 by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Horse Opera
Predictable, but fun if you are into westerns now and then. I like a western novel on occasion and wasn't disappointed. Read more
Published on October 21, 2012 by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars if you REALLY need a western fix ...
This book has everything you want in a western: tough hero, mean bad guys, lots of shooting. In this case, they just don't come to life. Read more
Published on October 13, 2012 by TomR
2.0 out of 5 stars Knowles
A young man of the old west has a tough upbringing. He loses his single parent mom and is "adopted" by a generous and solid mentor, Frank Knowles. Read more
Published on October 12, 2012 by FWS
4.0 out of 5 stars A Western worth reading
Just want to let anyone know who is searching for a decent western to read at a reasonable price, You wont go wrong with this one seems a good western is harder and harder to find... Read more
Published on October 4, 2012 by syzzyggy
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More About the Author

While an English major at college, I wrote a column which was published weekly. I have been writing ever since. The old West and Los Angeles in the forties are eras which lend themselves to tales of romance, courage, and fast paced adventure. I particularly enjoy writing stories about the mail order brides who fearlessly took a chance and traveled West, hoping to find love and a better future.

Many of the locales that I write about are places that I have either traveled through or actually lived in. I try to make my works richly accurate. My desire is to provide you with an entertaining and fun read. When I'm not writing, I enjoy spending time with my wife and two children.

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