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About the Author

Charles G. West lives in North Port, Florida, and was the proprietor of a commercial typesetting and printing business. He now devotes his full time to writing historical fiction. Son of the Hawk is his ninth novel.
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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Signet (November 4, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451225430
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451225436
  • Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 0.5 x 6.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #571,400 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Charles G. West, author of historical/westerns, arrived on the western literary scene in March, 1998 with a novel entitled STONE HAND. Since then West has written forty-one western novels, published by The Penguin Group under their Signet imprint. STONE HAND was not the author's first published book, however. That distinction goes to a medical thriller entitled THE TENANT.

West's love affair with the Big Sky Country began when he was a child, reading the works of authors like A.B. Guthrie and Vardis Fisher. When finally given the opportunity to write his own version of the Great American Western, he strived to write with honesty about the hardships and dangers faced by the men and women who forged our western frontier. To remain true to this resolve, a great deal of time must be invested in research of people, places, and events. Protagonists are often called upon to perform heroically, but the author insists they must be believable. His next book will be on the shelves in December 2012.

West currently lives in Ocala, FL with his wife, portrait artist, Ronda West, whose name is found on the dedication page of every West novel.

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This is the first novel I've read by this writer.
J. Guild
If you enjoy a story that is realistic and you never know what is coming next (not the fast draw type of story) you will enjoy this book.
T. RICE
Even the finale seems silly and relies on unbelievable happenstance.
James Seger

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Guild TOP 1000 REVIEWER on January 24, 2009
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This is the first novel I've read by this writer.I must say,he puts together an excellent tale of the Old West. Though there's no specific mention of the date ,it supposedly takes place, some time after 1871;so probably between then and 1880.It is set mainly in Montana,around Deer Lodge ,Butte and Helena after Cade Hunter has made his was from Colorado .He has decided to make a new life for himself,maybe raising horses.Along the way he encounters Luke Tucker who asks him to help find the gold he stashed away during the Civil War.Retrieving this gold ends up being much more than either of them imagine and leads to a series of events,and characters that result in lots of action and surprises.
While Cade is still a young man at 21,he is very apt in handling horses and looking out for himself.The surprises and encounters almost result in his demise a couple of times;but he persists and probably one of the biggest surprises of all is when he is called "the dumbest man I've ever met";and by whom.
A good tale and one that has all the makings of a sequel or even a series.A well written story with great action and characters;though not near enough of real colorful Old West language and conservation and expressions or descriptions.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By T. RICE on December 2, 2008
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I have read many westerns by this author and have never found one I did not enjoy. If you enjoy a story that is realistic and you never know what is coming next (not the fast draw type of story) you will enjoy this book. Plenty of action and excellent character development.
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By James Seger on April 10, 2011
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I enjoyed the previous Charles G. West western I'd read (Shoot-out at Broken Bow) immensely. It was the most entertaining pulp western I've yet read and I was looking forward to trying more from the author.

Luke's Gold seemed right up my alley. Young cowhand Cade Hunter befriends an older cowboy, Luke who tells him of a stash of stolen Union gold. They go to retrieve it only to be bushwhacked by a scoundrel from Luke's past. Cade survives the attack and sets off down the path of vengeance.

Wow! I pictured a grim tale of murderous justice in the Old West, set to Ennio Morricone's "The Ecstasy of Gold".

Luke's Gold is not that. Oh, the story is there all right. But it is thrown off by over reliance on coincidence and a meandering, episodic pace. Cade doesn't meet Luke until a third of the way through the book. The ambush takes place somewhere in the middle. At that point, I was thinking "Okay, NOW things are gonna get cookin'!"

But I was wrong. Side trips are made to introduce some mountain folk, a father and sons leading a herd of horses and various other encounters. Each part of the story was interesting enough, but it never felt like a cohesive whole.

The story is spiced-up with various western action scenes and Mr. West writes a good action scene. But even they felt coincidental. Long simmering tensions just happen to come to a head when Cade is around. Even the finale seems silly and relies on unbelievable happenstance.

Luke's Gold is a slim book at 230 pages, but it still felt like it should have been tightened up and refined. The basis of the story is a good one. But the tale gets lost in the telling.
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By Van on November 1, 2013
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I started reading West western books a few years ago. I've enjoyed every one. It's great they're now available on my tablet.
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By Denny F. Pelto on April 21, 2013
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This was a very good book, this book will keep you interested all the way thru the book, it will be a hard book to put down, if you enjoy reading Westerns, then you will like reading this book, for the price you can't go wrong, hope you enjoy it as I did.
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By stephen j gossman on January 20, 2013
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one of C West best it is a hard book to but down quick moving and lots of action a great read
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