- File Size: 135 KB
- Print Length: 33 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: BEAT to a PULP (December 9, 2011)
- Publication Date: December 9, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006K5QR88
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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Miles to Little Ridge (Cash Laramie & Gideon Miles Series Book 3) Kindle Edition
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What intrigued me to begin with was that Heath Lowrance is writing about a character, US Marshall Gideon Miles, from the pen of Edward A. Grainger. To let someone else loose with your creation involves such a lot of trust and Grainger must be delighted with the tale that Lowrance came up with.
The characters and the setting are both expertly drawn, opening up with the Swede chopping wood, unaware that his partner, Christian, was becoming aroused by his hard body and the rhythm of the work. So this wasn't what I expected! Go read this yourself - it's not what you expect!
I always think it's a good sign that I'm disappointed when I get to the end of a story. No, I'm not crazy! What I mean is that I'm disappointed that there's not more, that I've already devoured such a tasty offering and Miles to Little Ridge is definitely one of those stories. I've got other Cash Laramie & Gideon Miles stories sitting waiting on my Kindle and they've now just moved rapidly up my TBR list and I'll also be checking out more of Mr. Lawrance's writing with Trestle Press. Oh heck...I think I'm in love again!
Whether or not Gandy was ever a bank robber is not an issue for Miles. He has been told to bring him back and that is what he will do. The Sheriff is going to be useless with the arrest of Gandy and that might be just as well as considering his attitude about U.S. Marshals and African American ones in particular. He is also most likely going to be worthless regarding other potentially dangerous events involving Miles in Little Ridge.
Like others in this series Miles To Little Ridge is another solidly good western. Interesting characters, plenty of twists, and turns along with lots of action makes the series as well as this one good.
Material was purchased to read and review via funds in my Amazon Associates Account.
Kevin R. Tipple ©2014
Now, he has turned the reins over to Heath Lowrance. I adore Heath's work, both his short stories and longer novel, The Bastard Hand. However, you certainly would not peg him as the next writer of westerns.
However, the collaboration was an unqualified success. Miles jumps off the page here. He's a mix of nobility, anger, an understandable chip on his shoulder and a savvy and capable lawman and fighter. Each of those traits makes its way to the reader through the interactions with the various characters that populate Little Ridge.
A bigoted sheriff, framed outlaws, foolish criminals with a relationship that hides its true nature. All these meet and confront Miles, allowing his character to shine through.
In the end, Miles if first and foremost the officer behind the badge. Capable and duty bound. Not without sympathy, but not willing to shed responsibility, or shy away from conflict. He is a US Marshall, and don't make the mistake of forgetting that.
Grainger is evidently intent on spreading his franchise creations because this novella is written by Heath Lowrance. The story reads like an episode from television, concentrating on the action rather than the characterization and history of the land and place.
Miles arrives at Little Ridge with the intention of arresting Edward Gandy, a man wanted for bank robbing. The local lawman isn't interested in helping Miles bring the man in, and it isn't long before Miles trips across a brace of hardcases that intend to leave him in a shallow grave.
Lowrance plays to the action crowd with this one, and it's all straight-ahead shoot-em-up stuff that most Western readers will enjoy. He's got a firm hand on this, and the story wraps nicely.
Miles is an interesting character and I'll be looking forward to seeing more adventures featuring him.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
But I grew up when western was king of the theater and television. I love all the old and most of new ones. So this and any western I love miles a good guy love it.Published 17 months ago by Kindle Customer
Short and wanted more. Very good story. Very good writing. I will read other books by this author.Published 17 months ago by Mahree
This was only a short story. There was as no ending leaving the fate of the fugitive and his daughter dangling.Published 19 months ago by Kindle Customer joe giles
Well these stories were really good, but short, boy howdy!! And especially the last story with Gideon Miles starring in it really left me hanging! But they are good little stories.Published 20 months ago by Leland Freeze
This is a great story about the very honourable man who is black & a amazing lawman who hates to kill. He does his job no matter what.Published on July 23, 2014 by Starmagic
A marshall uses his head and survives the efforts of dummies. This author has picked up the work of another, evidently, and made me go looking for the original. Good job.Published on July 5, 2014 by John Bowes
I thought that this was going to be a book. It was to short to even be a short story.Published on May 30, 2014 by Hugh R. Stephens
A short story loaded with action and a surprise twist or two. This one's over far too quickly as the pages turn almost on their own. A fast fun read.Published on April 4, 2014 by Sam B. Wagner
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