- File Size: 1758 KB
- Print Length: 187 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Wolfpack Publishing (February 23, 2015)
- Publication Date: February 23, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00TYRNTDK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #86,522 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Welcome to the wild west. I have never read a novel in the western genre before and what a treat it is to follow Sloan in his travels across Texas as he makes his way to the Mexican border. Sloan, a notorious gun man, knows no fear and thinks about his possible death on a daily basis. He's prepared one way or the other, shoot to survive or be shot. He's ready either way you look at it as he faces the killings in his past and knows one day they will come back to haunt him.
Chadwell, prominent business man in Bloodroot has a score to settle. Sloan has shot his only son in a main street shoot out. Reminds me of the movie High Noon. Despite his son's bad attitude...deserving death or not...Chadwell wants revenge with a capital R. He has now solicited the aid of another gun man by the name of Lucas Grant. Grant has some history with Sloan and is quite eager to accept the $1000 reward to bring him back DOA...dead or alive.
Meanwhile, Sloan is in the town of Agua Dulce and in no time flat he shoots down two more men. Now he has his work cut out for him as he accepts to stay put and work for Brubaker, a business man similar to Chadwell. His plans to escape to Mexico have been put on hold. Kit Gordon the Marshall of Bloodroot is widening the search for Sloan at the request of Chadwell, who owns him and everyone else in town. Lucas Grant intends to earn his money. In fact, he'd kill Sloan for free, that's how much he hates him. Will he succeed? Only time will tell...
Very enjoyable read. I couldn't put this book down as I just needed to know the outcome.
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Billy Chadwell, a young tough has been prodding Sloan for several days. His Father, Ben Chadwell is the richest man in the town of Bloodroot, Texas. Everyone in town, including the local law dog, Kit Gordon is telling him to leave town. After all, Sloan is on his way to Mexico & just stopped to rest up a bit.
Sloan spent his early years at the Delano Orphanage in Colorado. At the age of sixteen he had his first fight with a gun & it just seemed to escalate from there. When you live your life with a reputation there is always someone out to make a name for themselves by taking you down.
That's how Sloan finds himself in the street facing young Billy Chadwell. He tries to just wound Billy hitting him in the hip but Billy is drunk & dying is preferable to loosing his dignity. He's spent his life as a spoiled bully about town & he's not about to quit now, forcing Sloan to make the kill shot.
Kit advises him to leave town pronto before Billy's father gets wind that his son is now dead. Ben Chadwell owns the town including the law. So, he leaves town in a hurry before some bought-and-paid-for justice can come calling. So goes a gunman's life.
There are westerns that you just read & then there are the ones you begin & immediately fall into the story living it along with the characters because the writer is so gifted they are able to immerse the reader totally. Michael Newton is such a writer. I highly recommend this book to any fan of the old west because I'm sure you will love it.
It’s been a while since I’ve read a western as I tend to stick to other genres, however I was pretty sure I wouldn’t be disappointed by this one. Newton is a master at spinning an action-adventure tale as those of us who have read his contributions to The Executioner: Mack Bolan series are well aware of.
So, did this book live up to what I expected. Ummm…duh. For me, this book is like the film ‘Unforgiven’ in that it has brought me back to the Western because of how incredibly well done it is. The characters are all familiar and the reader is immediately allowed to be in their world. A classic tale of bad guy discovering he ain’t so bad after all…we’ve all read them (or watched them) yet this one is able to keep the reader engrossed until the very end.
When I did read Westerns, with the exception of L’Amour, I would always take a while to rad them, funding myself bored and going back for a while to my other genres before returning to the western sitting there on the bedside table. ‘Gun Men’ was not like that for me. I never left the book other than to work, run errands, eat, etc…but never to pick up another book.
If you’ve been thinking it may be time to go back to the West, then this book will not leave you wishing you had not made that choice. One of the masters of the modern-day action-adventure book delivers on this tale set back in the 19th century.
The book just moves, carried along by the wily, world-weary protagonist. The dialogue is crisp, the story as lean and mean as the men aiming to take Sloan out, and the action well-paced. Fans of the genre will find this entertaining, I'm sure. I also think that those, like me, who are more inclined to read mysteries or thrillers might want to take a look. There are elements of mystery, action and suspense all cleverly interwoven in this well-written book. I loved it and am going to see what else this author has written that strikes my fancy.