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- Print Length: 285 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Literary Outlaw Press (September 1, 2015)
- Publication Date: September 1, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B012OZCQYQ
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #930,034 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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In the meantime, Webb’s fifteen-year-old daughter Abby is being watched by the widow McLarty, a close friend (and maybe more) of Webb’s working with him at The Paradise Ledger. But when a handsome stranger visits them at the house, he seems innocuous enough. But how does this connect to what’s going on with Webb in Kansas?
The story moves along at a swift pace, drawing these two threads together as it goes, with Webb out of his element and his daughter in danger, but from who exactly? The mystery that Corbett presents deepens and the answers are bold, unexpected and complex, drawing us in and demanding we find out the truth, just like Webb. But what price is Webb willing to pay to expose this truth? By the time the final showdown occurs, it is fraught with tension between all parties, now completely unmasked by Corbett. Masterfully bringing the entire story together in a powerful finale, the final few chapters are filled with gunplay, frontier justice, and jaw-dropping revelations that make complete sense, yet are completely unpredictable.
But the author not only gives us a great story, he also writes engrossing characters. Especially Webb and McLarty, two people darkened by sorrow at losing their spouses. You can viscerally feel their pain as it informs their decisions and guides their actions, for better or for worse. And Corbett is truly a piece of (twisted) work as well. Character development is something solidly and sturdily built over the course of this story, as they are real people with fully-fleshed out histories. You feel as if you’ve walked a mile in their shoes and have known them for their entire life in only a few short, vivid paragraphs. You also experience the emotional burdens they carry and you inhale the dust on the streets as this western is brought fully to life.
This thrilling and engaging story, combined with these remarkable characters, make for a fantastic read that is difficult to put down. You don’t have to be a western fan, or a weird western fan, to appreciate and enjoy this original and imaginative novel. If you love history, conspiracies and a well-written story filled with surprises, then this novel is for you. And this review is not printed in some tabloid rag either, so you know it’s just the honest-to-goodness truth. =)
Please note that I was given an Advanced Readers Copy of this eBook. A favorable review was never expected or asked for.
Kevin G. Summers does a masterful job not only in bringing this conspiracy to life, but in creating a colorful cast of characters, some whom you definitely grow to love, and others you wouldn’t mind seeing gunned down (remember, this is a western…a Weird Western). The plot keeps you turning the pages, the characters feel real, and the writing is excellent. This is definitely one you don’t want to miss.
Summers has a pleasantly descriptive way of writing. I'm not a very fast reader, but I read a chapter at a time (2 times a day) and looked forward every time I opened the book to start a new one. Judging my it's cover, I didn't really know what to expect, and if I am to be honest here, I generally underestimated this book, going off that. Do not make that mistake. This book is a great read. I believe I have written one other review on Amazon regarding a book I've read; and this is the second. Not second because that's all the books I’ve read. Second, because it moved me that much to write something about it. Now if you will excuse me, I'm off to take my Daughter to Harper's Ferry (you'll see why).
Very interesting; enjoyed it tremendously. I wish I could have gotten my ear-piece to work better so I could have listened every time I was in my automobile - NOTHING bad towards this book, just my ear-bud not functioning properly... maybe that's a good thing, I might not have gotten out of the truck every time I reached my destination. <wink>