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Posted August 24, 2013
Under Tower Peak is a terrific read if you love thrillers, the E
Under Tower Peak is a terrific read if you love thrillers, the Eastern Sierra of California or just plain good writing! Luckily I love all three and found this to be one of those rare books I wanted to read straight through without putting down.
Paul creates a dynamic sense of place in which to cultivate the novel’s action and characters. Besides making you feel like you are right there in those glorious mountains, you also gain a healthy knowledge of contemporary cowboy life. Tommy Smith, the main character, is someone you will want to get to know. As aficionado of mystery series, I’m hoping for a sequel!
Do yourself a favor and read this wonderful first novel.
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Posted May 1, 2013
I live in the Eastern Sierra so I was impressed with Paul's know
I live in the Eastern Sierra so I was impressed with Paul's knowledge of the area and the cowboy culture. The descriptions of the mountains, the horses, and the men are spot on. The novel is fast paced and full of surprises, many that completely take you by surprise. It definitely has it's dark moments, violence, and cruel characters but of course that's what make it compelling. The protagonist, Tommy Smith, is one that should definitely come back in another novel.
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Posted June 18, 2014
What an awesome story!
A great story, told exceedingly well. Beautiful back country, brought to life. A rippingly great book. Did not want this book to end. Went way too fast, as was hard to put down. The action built hard and thunderous like a rushing, tumbling, California High Sierra whitewater river. It grabs you and carries you, unrelenting and pell-mell, all the way through to the end, with twists and turns you don't, yea can't possibly, expect. And no, it's not about rafting. It's about pack horses and hard work. Dirt and sweat. Beauty and treachery. Quick thinking and decisive action. Outthinking and outmaneuvering a relentless and cunning enemy. A rural-beats-the-pants-off-city-anytime tale with a strong, authentic, work-a-day, home-grown hero who uses his upbringing and his military training to the utmost. You become attached to the characters and want them so desperately to succeed. A sequel, please, sir. More, more! Nice cover art, too.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 13, 2014
Posted June 15, 2014
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